Definition of Great blue heron

1. Noun. Large American heron having bluish-grey plumage.

Exact synonyms: Ardea Herodius
Generic synonyms: Heron
Group relationships: Ardea, Genus Ardea



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Great Blue Heron

great alveolar cells
great anastomotic artery
great anteater
great antshrike
great antshrikes
great ape
great apes
great auk
great aunt
great auricular nerve
great barracuda
great bellied
great big
great black-backed gull
great black-backed gulls
great blue heron (current term)
great blue shark
great bowerbird
great burdock
great bustard
great cardiac vein
great care
great cerebral vein
great cerebral vein of Galen
great circle
great circle route
great circle routes
great circles
great clock
great crest

Literary usage of Great blue heron

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1. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1843)
"THE great blue heron. ARDEA HERODIAS, Linn. PLATE CCCLXIX.—MALI. The State of Louisiana has always been my favourite portion of the Unio.n, ..."

2. Birds that Hunt and are Hunted: Life Histories of One Hundred and Seventy by Neltje Blanchan (1904)
"Patience, an easy virtue of the tropics, from whence the great blue heron comes, characterizes its habits when we observe them at the north. ..."

3. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1901)
"Chapman on the great blue heron of America. [Anew race of the Greut Him- Ili-ron. with ... great blue heron ..."

4. A Popular Handbook of the Ornithology of Eastern North America by Thomas Nuttall (1896)
"Similar to the great blue heron, but larger and of paler tint; under parts white, narrowly streaked with black; plumes silvery gray; legs and feet olive. ..."

5. Camps and Cruises of an Ornithologist: By Frank M. Chapman by Frank Michler Chapman (1908)
"THE FLORIDA great blue heron AND THE WATER TURKEY In 1858, when Bryant located Pelican Island as "twenty miles north of Fort Capron," he took for his base ..."

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