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Definition 1: grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill - [noun denoting animal]

(heron is a kind of ...) any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food

(... is a kind of heron ) large American heron having bluish-grey plumage

(... is a kind of heron ) large white heron of Florida and the Florida Keys

(... is a kind of heron ) any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season

(... is a kind of heron ) small bluish-grey heron of the western hemisphere

(... is a kind of heron ) nocturnal or crepuscular herons

(... is a kind of heron ) tropical American heron related to night herons

(... is a kind of heron ) relatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry; found in marshes

(... is a member of heron) herons; egrets; night herons; bitterns

Definition 2: Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for heron in the sense of this definition

(heron is an instance of ...) someone who is the first to think of or make something

(heron is an instance of ...) a person skilled in mathematics

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