Nycticorax

noun

Nyc·​tic·​o·​rax
nikˈtikəˌraks
: a genus of herons consisting of the typical night herons

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek nyktikorax long-eared owl, from nykt- nyct- + korax raven

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“Nycticorax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nycticorax. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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