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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Relatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry.

Usage examples (38)
  • A stocky and well-camouflaged heron of dense reed beds, the American bittern is difficult to see
  • In bird terms, the bittern is the conservation success of the decade.
  • Of the bittern, which is said to boom continually over the Friesland meres,
  • "bittern" or "mother liquid," contains chiefly a concentration of the salts of magnesium and potassium. for more
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