from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small egret (Bubulus ibis) native to Africa and southern Eurasia that feeds among grazing cattle.

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  • n. A small egret, Bubulcus ibis, of the heron family (Ardeidae)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small white egret widely distributed in warm regions often found around grazing animals


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