Grus

noun \ˈgrüs, ˈgrəs\

Definition of Grus

  1. 1 :  the type genus of Gruidae consisting of the typical cranes

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of grus

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


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