noun \ˈē-grət, -ˌgret also i-ˈgret, ˈeg-rət\

: a large, long-legged bird that has a long neck and bill and usually white feathers

Full Definition of EGRET

:  any of various herons that bear long plumes during the breeding season

Illustration of EGRET

Origin of EGRET

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old Occitan *aigreta, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German heigaro heron
First Known Use: 14th century


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