Origin of heron
Definition for heron (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for heron
The Night Heron was the first adventure Wanderlust opened up to an audience larger than a pre-set guest list.
“All those people who went to the Night Heron, now they look up and think about rooftops differently,” says Benedetto.
The Night Heron is the event most have heard of, but there are a handful more that have passed under the radar.
An earlier version of the bird was called the Heron, the latest version is known as the Eitan.Israel's Secret Iran Attack Plan: Electronic Warfare|Eli Lake|November 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Later in the spring, she and Elisabeth saw another kind of heron, an American bittern, skulking in some grass by a swamp.
Only from far away came the murmur of the sluggish waters of the Maros, and from its shores the call of a heron to its mate.A Bride of the Plains|Baroness Emmuska Orczy
"Perhaps they had better go away," murmured Mrs. Heron, gently.
"If only I thought that the recapture of Capet was as vital to you as it is to me," said Heron, still unconvinced.El Dorado|Baroness Orczy
Nevertheless, Mrs. Heron's selfishness was of a gentle and even loveable type.
The other sort is a species of curlews nearly as big as a heron.
British Dictionary definitions for heron (1 of 2)
Word Origin for heron
British Dictionary definitions for heron (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for heron
c.1300, from Old French hairon (12c.), earlier hairo (11c., Modern French héron), from Frankish *haigiro or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *hraigran- (cf. Old High German heigaro "heron," German Reiher, Dutch reiger, Old Norse hegri), from PIE *qriq-, perhaps imitative of its cry (cf. Old Church Slavonic kriku "cry, scream," Lithuanian kryksti "to shriek"). Old English cognate hraga did not survive into Middle English.