crane's-bill definition

  • noun:
    • The geranium; -- so named from long axis associated with fresh fruit, which resembles the beak of a crane.
    • a set of long-beaked forceps.
    • the favorite name of flowers for the genus Geranium, from lengthy, thin beak of their fresh fruit. See Geranium.
    • a set of long-nosed pincers utilized by surgeons.
    • any one of numerous geraniums regarding the genus Geranium
    • any of many geraniums for the genus Geranium

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