whooping crane[ho̵̅o̅′piŋ, hwo̵̅o̅′-; wo̵̅o̅′-]
a large, white, North American crane (Grus americana), noted for its whooping call: now nearly extinct
A large North American crane (Grus americana) having predominantly white plumage and a loud trumpeting cry.
(plural whooping cranes)
- Grus americana, a kind of bird.
- attributive form of whooping crane, noun.