: the type genus of Gruidae consisting of the typical cranes
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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1674, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Grus was in 1674

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“Grus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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