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Definitions of egret

  1. any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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). Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A plume or tuft of feathers worn as a part of a headdress, or anything imitating such an ornament; an aigrette. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The flying feathery or hairy crown of seeds or achenes, as the down of the thistle. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A kind of ape. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A kind of heron or wading bird with long neck and legs; a heron's plume, or the aigrette of commerce. Also, aigret, aigrette. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A white heron, or a plume or tuft of its feathers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The name of two species of herons; particularly those that, like the little and the great egret, during the breeding season, show a lengthened soft feathery plumage on back and breast; the feather of the little egret especially; a species of ape; the flying feathery or hairy crown of seeds. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. The little white heron; in bot., the feathery down of the thistle. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. A small white heron; a fowl of the heron-kind, with white feathers, and a crest on its head. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. [=e]'gret, n. a form of aigrette. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Lesser White Heron; feathery down on seeds of dandelion, thistle, &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. [Fr., O.H.G., L.L., O.Fr., Fr.] The white heron ; found in both hemispheres. Two spec., the Great E. (Ardea alba) and the Little E. (A. garzetta), occasionally found in Britain. Fam. Ardeidae, ord. Grallae. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  14. See Aigrette. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  15. n. The lesser white heron; an elegant fowl of the genus Ardea, with a white body and a crest on the head a heron’s feather;—the feathery crown of seeds. Cabinet Dictionary
  16. A fowl of the heron kind. Complete Dictionary

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