sarus

noun sa·rus \ˈsärəs\
variants: or

sarus crane

Definition of sarus

plural

saruses

or

sarus cranes

  1. :  a crane (Grus antigone or Antigone antigone) of the Indian and Malay region

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Origin and Etymology of sarus

Hindi sāras, from Sanskrit sārasa, literally, of a lake, from saras lake, from sarati it runs, flows — more at serum


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