Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun heron

2 senses of heron

Sense 1
Hero, Heron, Hero of Alexandria -- (Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century))
       INSTANCE OF=> mathematician -- (a person skilled in mathematics)
       INSTANCE OF=> inventor, discoverer, artificer -- (someone who is the first to think of or make something)

Sense 2
heron -- (grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill)
       => wading bird, wader -- (any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food)

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