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heron

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noun her·on \ˈher-ən, ˈhe-rən\

Simple Definition of heron

  • : a large bird that has long legs and a long neck and bill

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of heron

plural

herons

also

heron

  1. :  any of various long-necked and long-legged wading birds (family Ardeidae) with a long tapering bill, large wings, and soft plumage

Origin and Etymology of heron

Middle English heiroun, hayroun, from Anglo-French heiron, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German heigaro heron


First Known Use: 14th century


HERON Defined for Kids

heron

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noun her·on \ˈher-ən\

Definition of heron for Students

  1. :  a wading bird that has long legs, a long neck, a long thin bill, and large wings




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