nounpl. storks or
any of a family (Ciconiidae) of large, long-legged, mostly Old World wading birds having a long neck and bill; esp., the European white stork (Ciconia ciconia) that nests on rooftops and in trees: a symbol of childbirth, from the notion in euphemistic tales to children that it brings newborn babies
Origin of storkMiddle English from Old English storc, akin to German storch from Indo-European an unverified form sterg- from base an unverified form (s)ter-, stiff from source stare: so named from its stiff-legged walk
Any of various large wading birds of the family Ciconiidae, having long legs and a long straight bill.
Origin of storkMiddle English from Old English storc ; see ster-1 in Indo-European roots.