Pronunciation: (stôrk), [key]
—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, wood ibis.
2. the stork,this bird as the mythical or symbolic deliverer of a new baby: My brother and his wife are expecting the stork in July.
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