from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various wading birds of the family Ardeidae, having a long neck, long legs, a long pointed bill, and usually white, gray, or bluish-gray plumage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A long-legged, long-necked wading bird of the family Ardeidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any wading bird of the genus Ardea and allied genera, of the family Ardeidæ. The herons have a long, sharp bill, and long legs and toes, with the claw of the middle toe toothed. The common European heron (Ardea cinerea) is remarkable for its directly ascending flight, and was formerly hunted with the larger falcons.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long-legged, long-necked, long-billed, slender-bodied wading bird; any bird of the family Ardeidœ, but especially of the subfamily Ardeinœ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
- n. grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
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The speckled heron, which is nicknamed ‘the skulker’, is said in folklore stories to be of servile origin, and, as its nickname implies, it is the laziest bird of the three species.
The heron was a very special creature inasmuch as it was a solitary bird, quietly stalking its prey, which it speared with its long, curved serrated beak.
The heron is the best example of the rational use of a horn.
“A heron is a lovely bird,” Grijpstra said, “and that heron was a beauty.”
The heron was the incarnation of a war god on the island of Manono.
The heron is a frog-catcher, and he will stand very still on his long legs and patiently wait till the frog, thinking him gone, swims near.
For the bird was a heron, which is something like a stork that lives on chimneys in a country called Holland.
In England, although the heron is a native, we rarely seem to see him; while to study him is extremely difficult.