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whooping crane

noun

Definition of whooping crane

  1. :  a large white nearly extinct North American crane (Grus americana) noted for its loud trumpeting call




WHOOPING CRANE Defined for Kids

whooping crane

noun

Definition of whooping crane for Students

  1. :  a large white nearly extinct North American crane that has a loud trumpeting call




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