Part of speech: noun

A long - necked long - legged wading bird.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Thomas Hardy.
  3. One of our men laughed at his long neck and legs, and called him heron. - "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.