night heron

night heron
any of several thick-billed, crepuscular or nocturnal herons of the genus Nycticorax and related genera, as N. nycticorax (black-crowned night heron), of the Old and New Worlds, and Nyctanassa violacea (yellow-crowned night heron), of America.
[1775-85]

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  • Night heron — Night Night (n[imac]t), n. [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. n[=o]tt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny x, nykto s, Skr. nakta …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • night heron — n. any of several herons most active at night or twilight …   English World dictionary

  • night heron — noun nocturnal or crepuscular herons • Syn: ↑night raven • Hypernyms: ↑heron • Hyponyms: ↑black crowned night heron, ↑Nycticorax nycticorax, ↑yellow crowned night heron, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • night heron — /ˈnaɪt hɛrən / (say nuyt heruhn) noun any of certain thick billed herons of crepuscular or nocturnal habits, of the genus Nycticorax and allied genera, as the nankeen night heron, Nycticorax caledonicus …  

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  • night-heron — naktikoviai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Nycticorax angl. night heron vok. Nachtreiher, m rus. кваква, f pranc. bihoreau, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – naktikoviai siauresnis terminas – baltašonis naktikovis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • night heron — night′ her on n. orn any of several stocky herons that are most active at night • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • night heron — noun a small short necked heron that is active mainly at night. [Genus Nycticorax: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • night heron — n. nocturnal heron that has short legs and a thick beak …   English contemporary dictionary

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