whooping crane

noun
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of whooping crane

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

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First Known Use of whooping crane

circa 1730


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whooping crane

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

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