Meaning of EGRET in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈē-grət, -ˌgret also ]

i-ˈgret, ˈeg-rət 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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