sandhill crane

[sand-hil]

noun

a North American crane, Grus canadensis, having bluish-gray plumage and a red forehead.

Nearby words

  1. sandfly,
  2. sandfly fever,
  3. sandglass,
  4. sandgrouse,
  5. sandhi,
  6. sandhoff's disease,
  7. sandhog,
  8. sandhurst,
  9. sandhya,
  10. sandia peak

Origin of sandhill crane

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

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