Definition of Family Gruidae
1. Noun. Cranes.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Gruiformes, Order Gruiformes
Member holonyms: Crane, Genus Grus, Grus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Gruidae
Literary usage of Family Gruidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Bird Book: Illustrating in Natural Colors More Than Seven Hundred North by Chester Albert Reed (1914)
"Family GRUIDAE Cranes are large, long-legged, long-necked birds, somewhat resembling Herons. Their structure and mode of living partakes more of the nature ..."
2. History of Saginaw County, Michigan by Michael A. Leeson, Damon Clarke (1881)
"To form an idea Of family Gruidae, represented here by the sandhill crane and the whooping crane. Neither of these birds breeds here, and they may be set ..."
3. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1902)
"... in any case I am convinced that it is necessary to leave it as a geuns of the family Gruidae, and not tu (nate for it n special family or subfamily. ..."
4. The Valley of Kashmír by Walter Roper Lawrence (1895)
"... and is flushed in ordinary snipe ground, and among rice fields ; most probably breeds here. Order GRUIFORMES. Cranes. Family GRUIDAE. 38. Grus lilfordi. ..."