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Meaning of EGRET

Pronunciation:  'eegrit

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season

EGRET is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: American egret, Bubulcus ibis, Casmerodius albus, cattle egret, Egretta albus, Egretta garzetta, Egretta thula, great white heron, heron, little egret, snowy egret, snowy heron



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E"gret\, n. [See {Aigret}, {Heron}.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) 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, or
   Herodias, egretta}); the great egret ({A. alba}); the
   little egret ({A. garzetta}), of Europe; and the American
   snowy egret ({A. candidissima}).

         A bunch of egrets killed for their plumage. --G. W.

2. A plume or tuft of feathers worn as a part of a headdress,
   or anything imitating such an ornament; an aigrette.

3. (Bot.) The flying feathery or hairy crown of seeds or
   achenes, as the down of the thistle.

4. (Zo["o]l.) A kind of ape.