Definition of stork noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//stɔːk//
; NAmE NAmE//stɔːrk//
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a large black and white bird with a long beak and neck and long legs, that lives near water but often builds its nest on the top of a high building. There is a tradition that says that it is storks that bring people their new babies. See related entries: Birds Word OriginOld English storc, of Germanic origin; probably related to stark (because of its rigid stance).

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