adjective Ornithology.

of or relating to birds of the order Gruiformes, including cranes, rails, and coots.

Origin of gruiform

1895–1900; < New Latin gruiformis, singular of Gruiformes, equivalent to Gru-, stem of Grus a genus of the order (Latin grūs crane) + -iformes -iformes Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019