cattle egret

noun

Definition of cattle egret 

: a small Old World white egret (Bubulcus ibis) introduced into the New World and having a yellow bill and in the breeding season buff on the crown, breast, and back

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On a recent day, the hospital’s patients included: 37 dogs, eight cats, six soft-shell turtles, two ducks, two rabbits and a cattle egret with a broken wing. Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times, "Stray Dogs Started Turning Blue. Then the Street Mobilized.," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of cattle egret

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

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