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stork

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noun \ˈstȯrk\

Simple Definition of stork

  • : a large bird that has long legs and a long bill and neck

Full Definition of stork

  1. :  any of various large mostly Old World wading birds (family Ciconiidae) that have long stout bills and are related to the ibises and herons

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Origin of stork

Middle English, from Old English storc; akin to Old High German storah stork and probably to Old English stearc stiff — more at stark


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with stork


STORK Defined for Kids

stork

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noun \ˈstȯrk\

Definition of stork

  1. :  a large wading bird that has a long heavy bill and long legs and builds large nests usually in trees or on the top of roofs and poles





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