snowy egret


snowy egret

noun

Definition of SNOWY EGRET

:  a white American egret (Egretta thula) having a slender black bill, black legs, and yellow feet

First Known Use of SNOWY EGRET

1859

snowy egret

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

White New World egret (Egretta thula; family Ardeidae). It is about 24 in. (60 cm) long and has filmy recurved plumes on the back and head. Formerly hunted for its plumes, it ranges from the U.S. to Chile and Argentina.

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