noun her·on \ˈher-ən, ˈhe-rən\

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

plural herons also heron

Full Definition of HERON

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

Origin 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

Rhymes with HERON


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