Reef heron
Reef Reef (r[=e]f), n. [Akin to D. rif, G. riff, Icel. rif, Dan. rev; cf. Icel. rifa rift, rent, fissure, rifa to rive, bear. Cf. {Rift}, {Rive}.] 1. A chain or range of rocks lying at or near the surface of the water. See {Coral reefs}, under {Coral}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mining.) A large vein of auriferous quartz; -- so called in Australia. Hence, any body of rock yielding valuable ore. [1913 Webster]

{Reef builder} (Zo["o]l.), any stony coral which contributes material to the formation of coral reefs.

{Reef heron} (Zo["o]l.), any heron of the genus {Demigretta}; as, the blue reef heron ({Demigretta jugularis}) of Australia. [1913 Webster]


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