from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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