stork's-bill


stork's-bill
stork's-bill [stôrks′bil΄]
n.
any of various geraniums with beak-shaped fruit, as a pelargonium or heronsbill

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  • Stork's bill — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stork's-bill — stork s′ bill n. 1) pln any plant of the genus Erodium having deeply lobed leaves, loose clusters of pink, purple, white, or yellow flowers, and beak shaped fruit 2) pln geranium 3) • Etymology: 1555–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • stork's bill — storksˈbill or stork s bill noun Any plant of the genus Erodium closely related to the geraniums, having elongated beaked fruits and small, usu saucer shaped, pink, yellow or purplish red flowers • • • Main Entry: ↑stork …   Useful english dictionary

  • stork's-bill — paprastasis dalgutis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Snaputinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Erodium cicutarium), paplitęs Afrikoje, Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Erodium cicutarium angl. alfilaria; heron s bill; red stem… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • stork's-bill — /stawrks bil /, n. 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. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stork's bill — /ˈstɔks bɪl/ (say stawks bil) noun any herbaceous plant of the genus Erodium, as E. cicutarium, the common stork s bill, so called from the long beaked fruit …   Australian English dictionary

  • stork’s-bill — pelargonija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Snaputinių (Geraniaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Pelargonium). atitikmenys: lot. Pelargonium angl. garden geranium; pelargonium; stork’s bill vok. Geranium; Pelargonie; Rosenstorchschnabel rus.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • stork's-bill — /stawrks bil /, n. 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. 2.… …   Universalium

  • stork's bill — type of wild flower …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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