Nycticorax

noun
Nyc·​tic·​o·​rax | \ nikˈtikəˌraks \

Definition of Nycticorax

: a genus of herons consisting of the typical night herons

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History and Etymology for Nycticorax

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 25 Jun. 2022.

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