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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stork mean? 

STORK (noun)
  The noun STORK has 1 sense:

1. large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage

  Familiarity information: STORK used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

STORK (noun)

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Large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage

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Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("stork" is a kind of...):

wader; wading bird (any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stork"):

flinthead; Mycteria americana; wood ibis; wood stork (an American stork that resembles the true ibises in having a downward-curved bill; inhabits wooded swamps of New World tropics)

black-necked stork; jabiru; policeman bird; Xenorhyncus asiaticus (large mostly white Australian stork)

Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis; jabiru; saddlebill (large black-and-white stork of tropical Africa; its red bill has a black band around the middle)

jabiru; Jabiru mycteria (large white stork of warm regions of the world especially America)

openbill (stork with a grooved bill whose upper and lower parts touch only at the base and tip)

Leptoptilus crumeniferus; marabou; marabou stork; marabout (large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; its downy underwing feathers are used to trim garments)

adjutant; adjutant bird; adjutant stork; Leptoptilus dubius (large Indian stork with a military gait)

black stork; Ciconia nigra (Old World stork that is glossy black above and white below)

Ciconia ciconia; white stork (the common stork of Europe; white with black wing feathers and a red bill)

Holonyms ("stork" is a member of...):

Ciconiidae; family Ciconiidae (storks)

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