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Bittern

Bittern [N] [E]

The word occurs in ( Isaiah 14:23 ; 34:11 ; Zephaniah 2:14 ) and we are inclined to believe that the Authorized Version is correct. The bittern (Botaurus stellaris ) belongs to the Ardeidae , the heron family of birds, and is famous for the peculiar nocturnal booming sound which it emits.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Bittern'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.