HyperDic: heron

English > 2 senses of the word Heron / heron:
NOUNperson Heron, Hero, Hero of AlexandriaGreek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
animalherongrey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
Heron / heron > pronunciation
Soundshheh'rahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > Heron: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningGreek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century).
SynonymsHero, Hero of Alexandria
Instance ofinventor, discoverer, artificersomeone who is the first to think of or make something
mathematicianA person skilled in mathematics
English > heron: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningGrey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill.
Member ofArdeidae, family Ardeidaeherons
Narrowerbitternrelatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry
boatbill, boat-billed heron, broadbill, Cochlearius cochleariusTropical American heron related to night herons
egretAny of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season
great blue heron, Ardea herodiuslarge American heron having bluish-grey plumage
great white heron, Ardea occidentalislarge white heron of Florida and the Florida Keys
little blue heron, Egretta caeruleasmall bluish-grey heron of the western hemisphere
night heron, night ravennocturnal or crepuscular herons
Broaderwading bird, waderAny of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
Spanishairón, ardeidae, garza, martinete
Catalanagró, roig

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