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

  • n. A medium-sized egret (Egretta thula) with white plumage, black legs, and yellow feet, found in warm parts of the Western Hemisphere. It was once widely hunted for its white, lacelike aigrettes that grow during the breeding season.

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  • n. A small heron, Egretta thula, having white plumage

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

  • n. small New World egret


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