Definition of Heronry

1. Noun. A breeding ground for herons; a heron rookery.

Generic synonyms: Rookery



Definition of Heronry

1. n. A place where herons breed.

Definition of Heronry

1. Noun. a breeding woodland for herons. Also known as a heron rookery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heronry

1. a place where herons breed [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heronry

heroism
heroisms
heroization
heroizations
heroize
heroized
heroizes
heroizing
herolike
heron
heron's bill
heroner
heroners
heronlike
heronries
heronry (current term)
herons
heronsew
heronsews
heronshaw
heronshaws
heroon
heroons
heros
heroship
heroships
herostratic
herostratically
herp
herpangia

Literary usage of Heronry

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1853)
"Besides, you can ascertain whether Lee was, or was not, at the heronry about ... He cowered beneath it, hid himself at the heronry, and would see no one ..."

2. Ireland Under Coercion: The Diary of an American by William Henry Hurlbert (1888)
"A famous heronry has existed here for many years, and the birds are held now by Mr. and Mrs. Stacpoole as sacred as are the storks in Holland. ..."

3. My Life: From 1815 to 1849 by Charles Loftus (1877)
"... heronry—The Art of Falconry—Pells, the German Falconer—Luring back a truant Hawk—Lord Conyers Osborne—A Horse warranted quiet with Hounds—Coursing ..."

4. The Long White Mountan: Or, A Journey in Manchuria, with Some Account of the by Henry Evan Murchison James (1888)
"A snake story—Wild and cultivated ginseng—Useful trees—Another flood down the Sungari—Rapacity of Chinese boatmen—A fine heronry—Difficulties of the ..."

5. Animal Memoirs by Samuel Lockwood (1888)
"of this heronry reached far back. ... VIII It was observed of the fledgeling qua-birds in Endi- cott's "heronry" that they were clumsy at climbing, ..."

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