great white heron


: the white morph of the great blue heron (Ardea herodias) that is typically found in southern Florida and was formerly considered a separate species (Ardea occidentalis)

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Recent Examples on the Web The great white heron, a pure white subspecies of the great blue heron, resides along the coastlines of southern Florida. René A. Guzman,, 29 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of great white heron was in 1835

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“Great white heron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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