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sandhill crane

[sand-hil]
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noun
  1. a North American crane, Grus canadensis, having bluish-gray plumage and a red forehead.

Origin of sandhill crane

1795–1805, Americanism; sandhill, late Middle English sond hille, Old English sondhyll. See sand, hill
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