Meaning of HERON in English

HERON

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈher-ən, ˈhe-rən ]

noun

( plural herons also heron )

Etymology: Middle English heiroun, hayroun, from Anglo-French heiron, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German heigaro heron

Date: 14th century

: any of various long-necked and long-legged wading birds (family Ardeidae) with a long tapering bill, large wings, and soft plumage

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