her·​on·​ry ˈher-ən-rē How to pronounce heronry (audio)
plural heronries
: a heron rookery

Examples of heronry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Explore the Cuyahoga Valley National Park beaver marsh and Bath Road heronry 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Joan Rusek, cleveland.com, 1 Apr. 2018 The young herons leave the nests by July and either stay near their parents or head out to live at one of the other heronry areas in the national park, such as Piney Narrows or the Wetmore Trail area. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter, cleveland.com, 15 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heronry was in 1600

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“Heronry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heronry. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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