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great blue heron


noun

a large American heron, Ardea herodias, having bluish-gray plumage.

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Nearby words

great bear, great bear lake, great belt, great bend, great black-backed gull, great blue heron, great britain, great bustard, great cardiac vein, great cerebral vein, great circle

Origin of great blue heron

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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