\ ˈgrüs, ˈgrəs \

Definition of Grus

1 : the type genus of Gruidae consisting of the typical cranes
2 astronomy : a southern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Piscis Austrinus and Tucana and that is represented by the figure of a crane … the discovery of a planet about 1.2 times the weight of Jupiter … in the southern constellation Grus, the Crane. — Frank Morring, Jr., Aviation Week & Space Technology, 14 Oct. 2002

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First Known Use of Grus

1674, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Grus

New Latin, from Latin, crane; akin to Lithuanian gervė crane

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“Grus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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