a small heron, Butorides virescens, of subtropical North America, with dark greenish wings and back
a small yellow-legged migratory heron (Butorides virescens) of North America; also called green-backed heron
The green heron has a dark-green back and wings.
[green-hawrn] /ˈgrinˌhɔrn/ noun 1. an untrained or inexperienced person. 2. a naive or gullible person; someone who is easily tricked or swindled. 3. Slang. a newly arrived immigrant; newcomer. /ˈɡriːnˌhɔːn/ noun 1. an inexperienced person, esp one who is extremely gullible 2. (mainly US) a newcomer or immigrant n. mid-15c., “young horned animal,” from green […]
[green-hous] /ˈgrinˌhaʊs/ noun, plural greenhouses [green-hou-ziz] /ˈgrinˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. a building, room, or area, usually chiefly of glass, in which the temperature is maintained within a desired range, used for cultivating tender plants or growing plants out of season. /ˈɡriːnˌhaʊs/ noun 1. a building with transparent walls and roof, usually of glass, for […]
noun 1. an atmospheric heating phenomenon, caused by short-wave solar radiation being readily transmitted inward through the earth’s atmosphere but longer-wavelength heat radiation less readily transmitted outward, owing to its absorption by atmospheric carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, and other gases; thus, the rising level of carbon dioxide is viewed with concern. 2. such a […]
noun 1. any of the gases whose absorption of solar radiation is responsible for the greenhouse effect, including carbon dioxide, methane, ozone, and the fluorocarbons. noun 1. any gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect greenhouse gas Any of the atmospheric gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation produced by solar […]