Egret vs. Crane

Egret vs. Crane — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Egret and Crane

Egretnoun

Any of several usually white herons of the genera Ardea, Bubulcus, and Egretta, characteristically having long, showy plumes during the breeding season.

Cranenoun

Any of various large wading birds of the family Gruidae, having a long neck, long legs, and a long bill.

Egretnoun

Any of various wading birds of the genera Egretta or Ardea that includes herons, many of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes during the breeding season.

Cranenoun

A similar bird, such as a heron.

Egretnoun

A plume or tuft of feathers worn as a part of a headdress, or anything imitating such an ornament; an aigrette.

Cranenoun

A machine for hoisting and moving heavy objects by means of cables attached to a movable boom.

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Egretnoun

(botany) The flying feathery or hairy crown of seeds or achenes, such as the down of the thistle.

Cranenoun

Any of various devices with a swinging arm, as in a fireplace for suspending a pot.

Egretnoun

(obsolete) The crab-eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Craneverb

To hoist or move with or as if with a crane.

Egretnoun

any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season

Craneverb

To strain and stretch (the neck, for example) in order to see better.

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Craneverb

To stretch one's neck toward something for a better view.

Craneverb

To be irresolute; hesitate.

Cranenoun

Any bird of the family Gruidae, large birds with long legs and a long neck which is extended during flight.

Cranenoun

Ardea herodias, the great blue heron.

Cranenoun

A mechanical lifting machine or device, often used for lifting heavy loads for industrial or construction purposes.

Cranenoun

An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of a fireplace for supporting kettles etc. over the fire.

Cranenoun

A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask.

Cranenoun

(nautical) A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc.; generally used in pairs.

Craneverb

(ambitransitive) To extend (one's neck).

Craneverb

(transitive) To raise or lower with, or as if with, a crane.

Craneverb

(intransitive) To pull up before a jump.

Cranenoun

United States writer (1871-1900)

Cranenoun

United States poet (1899-1932)

Cranenoun

lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis

Cranenoun

large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world

Craneverb

stretch (the neck) so as to see better;

The women craned their necks to see the President drive by