Heron's bill
Heron Her"on, n. [OE. heiroun, heroun, heron, hern, OF. hairon, F. h['e]ron, OHG. heigir; cf. Icel. hegri, Dan. heire, Sw. h["a]ger, and also G. h["a]her jay, jackdaw, OHG. hehara, higere, woodpecker, magpie, D. reiger heron, G. reiher, AS. hr[=a]gra. Cf. {Aigret}, {Egret}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any wading bird of the genus {Ardea} and allied genera, of the family {Ardeid[ae]}. The herons have a long, sharp bill, and long legs and toes, with the claw of the middle toe toothed. The common European heron ({Ardea cinerea}) is remarkable for its directly ascending flight, and was formerly hunted with the larger falcons. [1913 Webster]

Note: There are several common American species; as, the great blue heron ({Ardea herodias}); the little blue ({Ardea c[oe]rulea}); the green ({Ardea virescens}); the snowy ({Ardea candidissima}); the night heron or qua-bird ({Nycticorax nycticorax}). The plumed herons are called {egrets}. [1913 Webster]

{Heron's bill} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Erodium}; -- so called from the fancied resemblance of the fruit to the head and beak of the heron. [1913 Webster]


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  • heron's-bill — paprastasis dalgutis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Snaputinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Erodium cicutarium), paplitęs Afrikoje, Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Erodium cicutarium angl. alfilaria; heron s bill; red stem… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • heron's-bill — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun also heronbill ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ (plural heron s bills also heronbills) : erodium 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • heron's-bill — /her euhnz bil /, n. stork s bill (def. 1). [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • heron's bill — noun any of various plants of the genus Erodium • Syn: ↑storksbill • Hypernyms: ↑geranium • Hyponyms: ↑redstem storksbill, ↑alfilaria, ↑alfileria, ↑filare …   Useful english dictionary

  • musky heron's-bill — Musk Musk (m[u^]sk), n. [F. musc, L. muscus, Per. musk, fr. Skr. mushka testicle, orig., a little mouse. See {Mouse}, and cd. {Abelmosk}, {Muscadel}, {Muscovy duck}, {Nutmeg}.] 1. A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stork's-bill — paprastasis dalgutis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Snaputinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Erodium cicutarium), paplitęs Afrikoje, Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Erodium cicutarium angl. alfilaria; heron s bill; red stem… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • stork's-bill — /stawrks bil /, n. 1. Also called heron s bill. any of various plants belonging to the genus Erodium, of the geranium family, having deeply lobed leaves, loose clusters of pink, purple, white, or yellow flowers, and long, slender fruit. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stork's-bill — /stawrks bil /, n. 1. Also called heron s bill. any of various plants belonging to the genus Erodium, of the geranium family, having deeply lobed leaves, loose clusters of pink, purple, white, or yellow flowers, and long, slender fruit. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Heron — Her on, n. [OE. heiroun, heroun, heron, hern, OF. hairon, F. h[ e]ron, OHG. heigir; cf. Icel. hegri, Dan. heire, Sw. h[ a]ger, and also G. h[ a]her jay, jackdaw, OHG. hehara, higere, woodpecker, magpie, D. reiger heron, G. reiher, AS. hr[=a]gra.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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