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
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, ..."