Definitions for Heronˈhɪər ɒn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various long-legged, long-necked wading birds of the family Ardeidae, usu. having a spearlike bill.
Origin of heron:
1275–1325; ME hero(u)n < MF hairon < Gmc; cf. OHG heigir
Ref: Hero (def. 2). 2 2
Hero, Heron, Hero of Alexandria(noun)
Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a water bird with long legs and a long neck
A long-legged, long-necked wading bird of the family Ardeidae.
Origin: From heroun, heiron, from heiron, from (compare Middle Dutch heiger), from haigrô (compare häger), metathesis of (compare hragra, Dutch reiger, German Reiher), from (s)kreik- (compare crëyr, Ancient Greek κρίζω.
any wading bird of the genus Ardea and allied genera, of the family Ardeidae. 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
Translations for Heron
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of large water-bird, with long legs and a long neck.
- طائِر مالِك الحَزينArabic
- garçaPortuguese (BR)
- der ReiherGerman
- 백로과의 총칭Korean
- burung pucungMalay
- کب ( ماهى ) خوړونكى ( مرغهPashto
- 蒼鷺Chinese (Trad.)
- بگلوں کی نسلUrdu
- con diệcVietnamese
- 苍鹭Chinese (Simp.)
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