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Definition of heron:

  1. Any wading bird of the genus Ardea and allied genera, of the family Ardeidae. The herons have a long, sharp bill, and long legs and toes, with the claw of the middle toe toothed. The common European heron ( Ardea cinerea) is remarkable for its directly ascending flight, and was formerly hunted with the larger falcons.

Synonyms:

hoagie, fighter, submarine, sub, grinder, champion, torpedo, poor boy, wedge, zep, hero, Hero of Alexandria, hero sandwich, paladin, hoagy, bomber, submarine sandwich.

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