Heron

Definition of Heron

Her´on
n.1.(Zool.) Any wading bird of the genus Ardea and allied genera, of the family Ardeidæ. The herons have a long, sharp bill, and long legs and toes, with the claw of the middle toe toothed. The common European heron (Ardea cinerea) is remarkable for its directly ascending flight, and was formerly hunted with the larger falcons.
Heron's bill
(Bot.) a plant of the genus Erodium; - so called from the fancied resemblance of the fruit to the head and beak of the heron.

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artificer, discoverer, Hero, Hero of Alexandria, inventor, mathematician
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