Meaning of EGRET in English

EGRET

[ 'i:grɪt , 'ɛ- ]

■ noun a heron with mainly white plumage, having long plumes in the breeding season. [Genus Egretta (and Bubulcus ): several species.]

Origin

ME: from OFr. aigrette , from Provençal aigreta , from the Gmc base of heron .

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