Grus

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From Latin grūs (crane)

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  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Gruidae — the cranes.

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  • 2006, Gill, F. and Wright, M., Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276:

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Etymology[edit]

Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. From Latin grūs (a crane (bird)), originally from Proto-Indo-European *gerh₂- (to cry hoarsely).

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Grus

  1. (astronomy) A spring constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a crane. It contains the star Alnair and lies south of the constellation Piscis Austrinis.

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