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He·ron

 (hē′rŏn′)
See Hero2.

her·on

 (hĕr′ən)
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.

[Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin.]
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heron

(ˈhɛrən)
n
(Animals) any of various wading birds of the genera Butorides, Ardea, etc, having a long neck, slim body, and a plumage that is commonly grey or white: family Ardeidae, order Ciconiiformes
[C14: from Old French hairon, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German heigaro, Old Norse hegri]

Heron

(ˈhɪərɒn)
n
1. (Biography) same as Hero1
2. (Biography) Patrick. 1920–99, British abstract painter and art critic
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her•on

(ˈhɛr ən)

n.
any of various long-legged, long-necked wading birds of the family Ardeidae, usu. having a spearlike bill.
[1275–1325; Middle English hero(u)n < Middle French hairon < Germanic; compare Old High German heigir]

He•ron

(ˈhɪər ɒn)

n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heron - Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)Heron - Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
2.heron - grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
Ardeidae, family Ardeidae - herons; egrets; night herons; bitterns
Ardea herodius, great blue heron - large American heron having bluish-grey plumage
Ardea occidentalis, great white heron - large white heron of Florida and the Florida Keys
egret - any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season
Egretta caerulea, little blue heron - small bluish-grey heron of the western hemisphere
night heron, night raven - nocturnal or crepuscular herons
boatbill, boat-billed heron, broadbill, Cochlearius cochlearius - tropical American heron related to night herons
bittern - relatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry; found in marshes
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heron

noun
Related words
collective noun sedge or siege
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Translations
طائِر مالِك الحَزينمَالِكُ الـحَزِّينُ
чапла
volavka
fiskehejrehejre
ardeo
haikara
वगुला
čaplja
gémkócsag
hegri
サギ
백로과의 새
garnys
gārnis
volavka
čaplja
häger
นกกระสา
чапля
con diệc

heron

[ˈherən] Ngarza f real
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heron

[ˈhɛrən] nhéron mhero-worship [ˌhɪərəʊˈwɜːrʃɪp] vtadulerhero worship hero-worship nculte m (du héros)
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heron

nReiher m
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heron

[ˈhɛrən] nairone m
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heron

(ˈherən) noun
a type of large water-bird, with long legs and a long neck.
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heron

مَالِكُ الـحَزِّينُ volavka hejre Reiher ερωδιός garza haikara héron čaplja airone サギ 백로과의 새 reiger hegre czapla garça-real цапля häger นกกระสา balıkçıl kuşu con diệc
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