Meaning of EGRET in English



Pronunciation: ' ē -gr ə t, - ˌ gret also i- ' gret, ' eg-r ə t

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old Occitan *aigreta, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German heigaro heron

Date: 14th century

: any of various herons that bear long plumes during the breeding season


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