blue heron


noun
  1. any of the American varieties of heron with bluish or bluish-gray plumage, as the great blue heron.

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How to use blue heron in a sentence

  • For one thing, they would make mighty fine eating for the family of that self-satisfied old blue heron.

    Freckles | Gene Stratton-Porter
  • All the way up the creek I had been hearing the throaty ghouw-bhouw of a great blue heron off in the swamp.

    Roof and Meadow | Dallas Lore Sharp
  • The blue heron rose heavily from the backwater, and winged his slow flight high above the trees.

    Creatures of the Night | Alfred W. Rees
  • And now it happened that the great blue heron came more frequently to visit the Perdu.

    Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts