Definition of Family 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 Family Ardeidae
Literary usage of Family 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, and with the head feathered, except for the ..."
2. The Natural History of Secession; Or, Despotism and Democracy at Necessary by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"... and the young are hatched in a weak condition, and reared in a nest. It includes the Gruidae or Crane Family, Aramidae or Courlan Family, Ardeidae ..."
3. History of Saginaw County, Michigan by Michael A. Leeson, Damon Clarke (1881)
"family Ardeidae includes the great bittern or Indian hen, the little bittern, the great blue, great white, green and night herons. ..."