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Noun: heron  he-run
  1. Grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
Noun: Heron  'hee,rón
  1. Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
    - Hero, Hero of Alexandria

Derived forms: herons

Type of: artificer, discoverer, inventor, mathematician, wader, wading bird

Part of: Ardeidae, family Ardeidae

Encyclopedia: Heron, Montana