What does the word heron mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A long - necked long - legged wading bird.

Usage examples for heron

  1. And as the Sun Children stood before him, in readiness to comply with the commands issued by those in high authority, the Red Heron broke bonds. – The Lost City by Joseph E. Badger, Jr.
  2. The sole effect of her presence upon the placid valley so far had been to excite the mind of a solitary heron, which, after descending to the ground not far from her path, stood with neck erect, looking at her. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  3. One of our men laughed at his long neck and legs, and called him heron. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley