- the Crane, a southern constellation between Indus and Piscis Austrinus.
Origin of Grus
< Latin grūs crane; akin to Greek géranos
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Examples from the Web for grus
Grus canadensis (on the fifth of March Anser canadensis also appeared).
Another has a blue crane, belonging to the order Grus cinerea, standing erect on its stilts, showing fight.Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes
The largest bird of the Island is the Cuban sandhill crane (Grus nesiotes).The History of Cuba, vol. 5
Willis Fletcher Johnson
Of the Crane (Grus cinerea) we have a great number of bones but of the common Heron not one.Notes on the Fenland
T. McKenny Huges
Illic passeres in atomum pygmeae humilitatis relegati degebant, grus ex opposito in giganteae quantitatis evadebat excessum.
- a constellation in the S hemisphere lying near Phoenix and Piscis Austrinus and containing a first and a second magnitude star
via New Latin from Latin: crane
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