Definitions of egret
  1. noun
    any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season
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    Egretta thula, snowy egret, snowy heron
    small New World egret
    Egretta garzetta, little egret
    Old World egret
    Casmerodius albus, great white heron
    widely distributed Old World white egret
    American egret, Egretta albus, great white heron
    a common egret of the genus Egretta found in America; it is a variety of the Old World white egret Casmerodius albus
    Bubulcus ibis, cattle egret
    small white egret widely distributed in warm regions often found around grazing animals
    type of:
    grey or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill
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