blue crane

  1. the great blue heron.

Origin of blue crane

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85

Words Nearby blue crane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use blue crane in a sentence

  • We ate some lunch, and I took out my gun and went for a stroll; I shot a large blue crane, and saw some ducks.

    Sport in Abyssinia | Dermot Mayo
  • Among the game-birds may be included the blue crane, which flies in bands of from ten to twenty, high in the air.

    Two Years in Oregon | Wallis Nash
  • He wore a headdress of monkey skins, above which waved a tuft of plumes from the tail of the blue crane.

    'Tween Snow and Fire | Bertram Mitford