[her-uh n] /ˈhɛr ən/
any of numerous long-legged, long-necked, usually long-billed birds of the family Ardeidae, including the true herons, egrets, night herons, and bitterns.
[heer-on] /ˈhɪər ɒn/
any of various wading birds of the genera Butorides, Ardea, etc, having a long neck, slim body, and a plumage that is commonly grey or white: family Ardeidae, order Ciconiiformes
same as Hero
Patrick. 1920–99, British abstract painter and art critic
c.1300, from Old French hairon (12c.), earlier hairo (11c., Modern French héron), from Frankish *haigiro or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *hraigran- (cf. Old High German heigaro “heron,” German Reiher, Dutch reiger, Old Norse hegri), from PIE *qriq-, perhaps imitative of its cry (cf. Old Church Slavonic kriku “cry, scream,” Lithuanian kryksti “to shriek”). Old English cognate hraga did not survive into Middle English.
(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.
[her-uh n-ree] /ˈhɛr ən ri/ noun, plural heronries. 1. a place where a colony of breeds. /ˈhɛrənrɪ/ noun (pl) -ries 1. a colony of breeding herons
/hɪəˈrɒfɪləs/ noun 1. died ?280 bc, Greek anatomist in Alexandria. He was the first to distinguish sensory from motor nerves Herophilus He·roph·i·lus (hə-rŏf’ə-ləs), fl. c. 300 b.c. Greek anatomist and surgeon. A pioneer of dissection, he compared the human anatomy to that of other animals and gave detailed descriptions of the brain, liver, spleen, and […]
[heer-oh] /ˈhɪər oʊ/ noun 1. Classical Mythology. a priestess of Aphrodite who drowned herself after her lover Leander drowned while swimming the Hellespont to visit her. 2. Also, Heron. (Hero of Alexandria) flourished 1st century a.d, Greek scientist. /ˈhɪərəʊ/ noun (pl) -roes 1. a man distinguished by exceptional courage, nobility, fortitude, etc 2. a man […]
[heer-oh] /ˈhɪər oʊ/ noun, plural heroes; for 5 also heros. 1. a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. 2. a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal: He was a […]