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Cranes-bill definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CRANES-BILL, n. The plant Geranium, of many species; so named from an appendage of the seed-vessel, which resembles the beak of a crane or stork. Some of the species have beautiful flowers and a fragrant scent, and several of them are valued for their astringent properties. [See Crane.]
2. A pair of pinchers used by surgeons.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crane's-bill Crane's"-bill` (kr?nz"b?l`), n. 1. (Bot.) The geranium; -- so named from the long axis of the fruit, which resembles the beak of a crane. --Dr. Prior. 2. (Surg.) A pair of long-beaked forceps.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Geranium.



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