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Definition of "heronry" [her•on•ry]

  • A place where herons nest and breed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heronry" in a sentence
  • "Something must be done, he saw, to retrieve his credit: ad the heronry was his resource."
  • "Sleepy cormorants fly into the heronry in a tall alder beyond the mere."
  • "Nereids, and other fabulous deities of the seas and rivers, made its appearance upon the lake, and issuing from behind a small heronry where it had been concealed, floated gently towards the farther end of the bridge."
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