night heron
noun Date: 1784 any of various widely distributed nocturnal or crepuscular herons (especially genus Nycticorax)

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  • Night heron — Black crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Night heron — Night Night (n[imac]t), n. [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. n[=o]tt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny x, nykto s, Skr. nakta …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • night heron — n. any of several herons most active at night or twilight …   English World dictionary

  • night heron — noun nocturnal or crepuscular herons • Syn: ↑night raven • Hypernyms: ↑heron • Hyponyms: ↑black crowned night heron, ↑Nycticorax nycticorax, ↑yellow crowned night heron, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • night heron — any of several thick billed, crepuscular or nocturnal herons of the genus Nycticorax and related genera, as N. nycticorax (black crowned night heron), of the Old and New Worlds, and Nyctanassa violacea (yellow crowned night heron), of America.… …   Universalium

  • night heron — /ˈnaɪt hɛrən / (say nuyt heruhn) noun any of certain thick billed herons of crepuscular or nocturnal habits, of the genus Nycticorax and allied genera, as the nankeen night heron, Nycticorax caledonicus …   Australian English dictionary

  • Night Heron — naktikovis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Nycticorax Nycticorax angl. Night Heron vok. Nachtreiher …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • night-heron — naktikoviai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Nycticorax angl. night heron vok. Nachtreiher, m rus. кваква, f pranc. bihoreau, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – naktikoviai siauresnis terminas – baltašonis naktikovis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • night heron — night′ her on n. orn any of several stocky herons that are most active at night • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • night heron — noun a small short necked heron that is active mainly at night. [Genus Nycticorax: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • night heron — n. nocturnal heron that has short legs and a thick beak …   English contemporary dictionary

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