- (constellation) A spring constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a crane. It contains the star Alnair and lies south of the constellation Piscis Austrinis.
Etymology: Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. From grusLatin, grÅs, a "crane" (bird), originally from Proto-Indo-European ("to cry hoarsely").
- French: Grue
- German: Kranich
- Spanish: Grus
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