Definition of Bitterns

1. Noun. (plural of bittern) ¹



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Definition of Bitterns

1. bittern [n] - See also: bittern

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bitterns

bittercress
bittercresses
bittered
bitterer
bitterest
bitterful
bittering
bitterings
bitterish
bitterling
bitterlings
bitterly
bittern
bitterness
bitternesses
bitterns (current term)
bitternut
bitternut hickory
bitternuts
bitterroot
bitterroots
bitters
bittersweet
bittersweet chocolate
bittersweet nightshade
bittersweetly
bittersweetness
bittersweets
bitterweed
bitterweeds

Literary usage of Bitterns

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1. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Keys to the Species and by Frank Michler Chapman (1895)
"E. HERONS AND bitterns. This family contains about seventy-five species ... bitterns do not associate in flocks, and are generally found singly or in pairs. ..."

2. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"bitterns and HERONS. ... Herons and bitterns are long legged waders, having straight, pointed bills, and with the head feathered, except for the lores. 190. ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"(S) The feathers on the neck of the bitterns are loose and separated, which increases its apparent size. They are usually spotted ..."

4. Chemical and Geological Essays by Thomas Sterry Hunt (1875)
"The bitterns from modern seas, however, differ in the constant presence of ... must have yielded by evaporation bitterns containing a large proportion of ..."

5. The Voyage of François Leguat of Bresse, to Rodriguez, Mauritius, Java, and by François Le Guat, Samuel Pasfield Oliver (1891)
"We had abundance of bitterns,* as big and as good as 1 In orig. ... The bitterns mentioned seem to have been night-herons, ..."

6. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"The Nuptial Plumes of bitterns: A Correction.— In the last number of ' The Auk ' (Vol. XXVIII, Jan., 1911, p. 100) I quoted, from an article written by ..."

7. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"bitterns, tail with ten feathers. Herons, tail with twelve feathers. * Group 1. Wing, less than 6 inches long. ..."

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