Meaning of EGRET in English


noun a kind of ape.

2. egret ·noun the flying feathery or hairy crown of seeds or achenes, as the down of the thistle.

3. egret ·noun a plume or tuft of feathers worn as a part of a headdress, or anything imitating such an ornament; an aigrette.

4. egret ·noun the name of several species of herons which bear plumes on the back. they are generally white. among the best known species are the american egret (ardea, / herodias, egretta); the great egret (a. alba); the little egret (a. garzetta), of europe; and the american snowy egret (a. candidissima).

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