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grey heron

noun
1.
a large European heron, Ardea cinerea, with grey wings and back and a long black drooping crest
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  • The aqr is ardea cinerea, the grey heron; the qarqara is ardea gazetta, the egret.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Each bears a snow-white shield carried on the slant, and above each warrior's head rises a grey heron's plume.

  • A grey heron perches on the lower boughs of the trees, and fishes in the ponds.

    Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston
  • So they went with the Fairy down to the great pond, and there sat the Princess, with the grey heron against her heart.

    Moonshine & Clover Laurence Housman

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