adjutant stork


adjutant stork
noun
large Indian stork with a military gait
Hypernyms: ↑stork
Member Holonyms: ↑Leptoptilus, ↑genus Leptoptilus

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noun

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a large Indian stork, Leptoptilus dubius, having a pinkish-brown neck and bill, a large naked pouch under the throat, and a military gait. Also called adjutant, adjutant bird.

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adjutant bird or adjutant stork,
a very large species of stork of India, Southeast Asia, and Africa, so called because of its stiff gait when walking; marabou.

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  • adjutant stork — a large Indian stork, Leptoptilus dubius, having a pinkish brown neck and bill, a large naked pouch under the throat, and a military gait. Also called adjutant, adjutant bird. * * * …   Universalium

  • adjutant stork — ad′jutant stork n. orn a large Asian stork, Leptoptilus dubius, with a naked pink neck and throat pouch, noted for its stiff, high stepping gait …   From formal English to slang

  • adjutant stork — noun The marabou …   Wiktionary

  • stork — storklike, adj. /stawrk/, n., pl. storks, (esp. collectively) stork. 1. any of several wading birds of the family Ciconiidae, having long legs and a long neck and bill. Cf. adjutant stork, jabiru, marabou (def. 1), white stork …   Universalium

  • adjutant bird — noun large Indian stork with a military gait • Syn: ↑adjutant, ↑adjutant stork, ↑Leptoptilus dubius • Hypernyms: ↑stork • Member Holonyms: ↑Leptoptilus, ↑genus Leptoptilus …   Useful english dictionary

  • adjutant — /ˈædʒətənt / (say ajuhtuhnt) noun 1. Military a staff officer who assists the commanding officer. 2. an assistant. 3. Also, adjutant bird, adjutant crane, adjutant stork. either of two large storks of India and South East Asia, the greater… …   Australian English dictionary

  • adjutant bird — large Indian stork with a military gait, adjutant stork …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adjutant — /aj euh teuhnt/, n. 1. Mil. a staff officer who assists the commanding officer in issuing orders. 2. Mil. Brit. an executive officer. 3. an assistant. 4. See adjutant stork. [1590 1600; < L adjutant (s. of adjutans, prp. of adjutare to help,… …   Universalium

  • adjutant — ad•ju•tant [[t]ˈædʒ ə tənt[/t]] n. 1) mil a military staff officer who assists the commanding officer 2) an assistant 3) orn adjutant stork • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L adjūtant , s. of adjūtāns, prp. of adjūtāre to help, assist, freq. of… …   From formal English to slang

  • Stork — Stork, n. [AS. storc; akin to G. storch, OHG. storah, Icel. storkr, Dan. & Sw. stork, and perhaps to Gr. ? a vulture.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large wading birds of the family {Ciconid[ae]}, having long legs and a long, pointed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English