green heron

green heron


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1775–85

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green heron
 
n
a small heron, Butorides virescens, of subtropical North America, with dark greenish wings and back

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Main Entry:  green heron
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a small yellow-legged migratory heron (Butorides virescens) of North America; also called green-backed heron
Example:  The green heron has a dark-green back and wings.
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