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stork's-bill

[ stawrks-bil ]
/ ˈstɔrksˌbɪl /
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noun

Also called heron's-bill. any of various plants belonging to the genus Erodium, of the geranium family, having deeply lobed leaves, loose clusters of pink, purple, white, or yellow flowers, and long, slender fruit.

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Origin of stork's-bill

First recorded in 1555–65
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British Dictionary definitions for stork's-bill

storksbill
/ (ˈstɔːksˌbɪl) /

noun

any of various geraniaceous plants of the genus Erodium, esp E. cicutarium (common storksbill), having pink or reddish-purple flowers and fruits with a beaklike process
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