Meaning of EGRET in English

EGRET

/ee"grit, eg"rit, ee gret", ee"gret/ , n.

1. any of several usually white herons that grow long, graceful plumes during the breeding season, as Egretta garzetta (little egret) , of the Old World.

2. aigrette.

[ 1400-50; late ME egret ( e ) egret (cf. MF égreste, AIGRETTE), alter. (with -on exchanged for -et -ET) of dial. OF aigron ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .