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Pronunciation: [hˈɛɹən] (IPA)

Heron is a bird in the Ardeidae family, which includes egrets and bitterns. This bird is known for its long legs, long neck, and sharp beak. While heron is the most commonly used and recognized term for this water bird, there are a few synonyms that can also be used to refer to this animal, including egret, crane, and stork. Egrets are a type of heron with white or light grey plumage, while cranes are a larger bird with a distinct red patch on their forehead. Storks are similar in appearance to herons and are often found near water, but their long neck and beak are typically wider and more curved.

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Usage examples for Heron

The other private presses of the first half of the nineteenth century are not more interesting, though that of Gaetano Polidori at Park Village East, near Regent's Park, 1840-50, has become famous as having printed Gabriel Rossetti's Sir Hugh the heron in 1843, and Christina Rossetti's first volume of verse four years later, Polidori being the grandfather of the young authors on their mother's side.
"Fine Books"
Alfred W. Pollard
Then she snatched away the silk bandage, and before the Princess had time to think or close her eyes, she had lost her heart to a great heron that was standing half-way up to his feathers fishing among the reeds.
"Moonshine & Clover"
Laurence Housman
And the heron looked gravely at her with kind eyes, and, bird-like, gave her all the love he could, but not more; and so, presently, casting his grey wings abroad, lifted himself and sailed slowly back to his fishing among the reeds.
"Moonshine & Clover"
Laurence Housman

Famous quotes with Heron

  • What birds can have their bills more peculiarly formed than the ibis, the spoonbill, and the heron?
    Alfred Russel Wallace
  • I love to see the old heath's withered brake Mingle its crimpled leaves with furze and ling, While the old heron from the lonely lake Starts slow and flaps its melancholy wing
    John Clare
  • A philistine is a full-grown person whose interests are of a material and commonplace nature, and whose mentality is formed of the stock ideas and conventional ideals of his or her group and time. I have said "full-grown person" because the child or the adolescent who may look like a small philistine is only a small parrot mimicking the ways of confirmed vulgarians, and it is easier to be a parrot than to be a white heron. "Vulgarian" is more or less synonymous with "philistine": the stress in a vulgarian is not so much on the conventionalism of a philistine as on the vulgarity of some of his conventional notions. I may also use the terms genteel and bourgeois. Genteel implies the lace-curtain refined vulgarity which is worse than simple coarseness. To burp in company may be rude, but to say "excuse me" after a burp is genteel and thus worse than vulgar. The term bourgeois I use following Flaubert, not Marx. Bourgeois in Flaubert's sense is a state of mind, not a state of pocket. A bourgeois is a smug philistine, a dignified vulgarian.
    Vladimir Nabokov

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