Definition of Ardeidae
1. Noun. Herons; egrets; night herons; bitterns.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Ciconiiformes, Order Ciconiiformes
Member holonyms: Heron, Ardea, Genus Ardea, Egretta, Genus Egretta, Casmerodius, Genus Casmerodius, Bubulcus, Genus Bubulcus, Genus Nycticorax, Nycticorax, Genus Nyctanassa, Nyctanassa, Cochlearius, Genus Cochlearius, Botaurus, Genus Botaurus, Genus Ixobrychus, Ixobrychus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ardeidae
Literary usage of Ardeidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Bird Book: Illustrating in Natural Colors More Than Seven Hundred North by Chester Albert Reed (1914)
"BITTERNS and HERONS Family Ardeidae Herons and Bitterns are long-legged waders, having straight, pointed bills, ..."