snowy egret

noun

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

Examples of snowy egret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not only that, but the resort has proposed several 4-foot-wide informational signs, including one that explains the sea level rise challenges facing Mission Bay and another identifying the various birds local to Mission Bay, from the great blue heron to the snowy egret. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Jan. 2024 Catherine Garcia / The Week The Napa River winds its way through the city, and is an excellent place for wildlife watching, with snowy egrets and deer regularly spotted along the banks. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 6 Aug. 2023 At Plum Island, a Caspian tern, a black tern, two royal terns, a glaucous gull, and a possible hybrid of a little egret with a snowy egret. Isabela Rocha, BostonGlobe.com, 1 July 2023 Seven snowy egrets at Round Hill Beach in Dartmouth and a palm warbler at the Mill Brook Bogs Wildlife Management Area in Freetown. Isabela Rocha, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Apr. 2023 Surrounded by oyster reefs, spartina grass, salt marshes and a rich habitat for the American alligator, loggerhead sea turtles, snowy egret and wood storks, this pristine island of sandy beaches, ancient oaks and Spanish moss is a Lowcountry wonderland where the pace of life slows to a crawl. Sucheta Rawal, ajc, 12 Dec. 2022 The yellow eyes of a snowy egret tremble uncontrollably. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Dec. 2022 In Longmeadow, a snowy egret was seen and a stilt sandpiper was found at the Longmeadow flats. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Sep. 2021 At Plum Island, a Western kingbird was present most of last week, along with a snowy egret and a pectoral sandpiper, and another cattle egret has been lingering in the vicinity of Rogers Street in West Newbury. BostonGlobe.com, 13 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snowy egret was in 1859

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“Snowy egret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snowy%20egret. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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