[ stawrks-bil ]

  1. 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.

Origin of stork's-bill

First recorded in 1555–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for storksbill


/ (ˈstɔːksˌbɪl) /

  1. 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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