great white heron

noun

Definition of 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)

First Known Use of great white heron

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Great white heron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/great%20white%20heron. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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