Ardea

noun
Ar·​dea | \ ˈärdēə \

Definition of Ardea

: the type genus of Ardeidae including a number of large strong-flying New and Old World herons

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History and Etymology for Ardea

New Latin, from Latin, heron; akin to Old Norse arta garganey, Greek erōdios heron

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“Ardea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ardea. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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