HyperDic: bittern

English > 1 sense of the word bittern:
NOUNanimalbitternrelatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry
English > bittern: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningrelatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry; found in marshes.
NarrowerAmerican bittern, stake driver, Botaurus lentiginosusA kind of bittern
European bittern, Botaurus stellarisA kind of bittern
least bittern, Ixobrychus exilissmall American bittern
BroaderheronGrey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
Spanishavetoro
Catalanbitó

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