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Meaning of great white heron

great' white' her'on

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a large white heron, Ardea occidentalis, of Florida and the Florida Keys.
  2. a large white egret, Casmerodius albus, of southeastern Europe, tropical Africa, Asia, New Zealand, and America.
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