• WordNet 3.6
    • n Ciconia type genus of the Ciconiidae: European storks
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ciconia The typical genus of storks of the family Ciconiidæ. The best-known species are the common white and black storks of Europe, C. alba and C. nigra. See stork, and cut under Ciconiidæ.
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In literature:

Yet first he stopped with his Ithacans to attack the Trojan city of Ciconia.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
The ciconia or stork I have seen in the fennes and some haue been shot in the marshes between this and Yarmouth.
"The Works of Sir Thomas Browne" by Thomas Browne