Definition of Ardea
1. Noun. Type genus of the Ardeidae: large New and Old World herons.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Ardeidae, Family Ardeidae
Member holonyms: Ardea Herodius, Great Blue Heron, Ardea Occidentalis, Great White Heron
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Literary usage of Ardea
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"The Roman senate laid the matter before an assembly of the people, and the people decided that the disputed land belonged by right neither to Ardea nor to ..."
2. The topography of Rome and its vicinity by William Gell (1846)
"Here it may be well to remark, that the wall of the citadel of Ardea is built, (like almost all others constructed of tufo,) of blocks either parallelograms ..."
3. Livy, Books XXI. and XXII by Livy (1893)
"The island has since become'famous as Zante. — ab Ardea: qualifying ... Ardea gave Rome no aid when Hannibal was pressing her hard (Livy XXVII. 9). ..."
4. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"In Ardea also there were patricians and plebeians, and the same disputes and struggles took place there as in Rome.4 The plebs seceded and united themselves ..."