from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A division of wading birds, including the herons, storks, and allied forms. Called also Herodii.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of birds, the altricial desmognathous grallatores, or herons, storks, ibises, spoonbills, and their allies, corresponding to Herodii in a broad sense, or to Pelargomorphæ.
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