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Meaning of HERON

Pronunciation:  'heerân, 'herun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  gray or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
  2. [n]  Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)

HERON is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: Hero, Hero of Alexandria
 See Also: Ardea herodius, Ardea occidentalis, Ardeidae, artificer, bittern, boatbill, boat-billed heron, broadbill, Cochlearius cochlearius, discoverer, egret, Egretta caerulea, family Ardeidae, great blue heron, great white heron, inventor, little blue heron, mathematician, night heron, night raven, wader, wading bird



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Her"on\, n. [OE. heiroun, heroun, heron, hern, OF.
hairon, F. h['e]ron, OHG. heigir; cf. Icel. hegri, Dan.
heire, Sw. h["a]ger, and also G. h["a]her jay, jackdaw, OHG.
hehara, higere, woodpecker, magpie, D. reiger heron, G.
reiher, AS. hr[=a]gra. Cf. {Aigret}, {Egret}.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any wading bird of the genus {Ardea} and allied genera, of
the family {Ardeid[ae]}. 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.

Note: There are several common American species; as, the
      great blue heron ({Ardea herodias}); the little blue
      ({A. c[oe]rulea}); the green ({A. virescens}); the
      snowy ({A. candidissima}); the night heron or qua-bird
      ({Nycticorax nycticorax}). The plumed herons are called

{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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a heron in your dream, represents self-reliance, stability, and careful forethought. You will achieve much success through your efforts. Alternatively, it means your ability to explore and delve into your unconscious.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Lev. 11:19; Deut. 14:18), ranked among the unclean birds. The Hebrew name is _'anaphah_, and indicates that the bird so named is remarkable for its angry disposition. "The herons are wading-birds, peculiarly irritable, remarkable for their voracity, frequenting marshes and oozy rivers, and spread over the regions of the East." The Ardea russeta, or little golden egret, is the commonest species in Asia.