Definition of Egret

1. Noun. Any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season.




Definition of Egret

1. n. The name of several species of herons which bear plumes on the back. They are generally white. Among the best known species are the American egret (Ardea, or Herodias, egretta); the great egret (A. alba); the little egret (A. garzetta), of Europe; and the American snowy egret (A. candidissima).

Definition of Egret

1. Noun. Any of various wading birds of the genera ''Egretta'' or ''Ardea'' that includes herons, many of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes during the breeding season. ¹

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Definition of Egret

1. a wading bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Egret

1. 1. The name of several species of herons which bear plumes on the back. They are generally white. Among the best known species are the American egret (Ardea, or Herodias, egretta); the great egret (A. Alba); the little egret (A. Garzetta), of Europe; and the American snowy egret (A. Candidissima). "A bunch of egrets killed for their plumage." (G. W. Cable) 2. A plume or tuft of feathers worn as a part of a headdress, or anything imitating such an ornament; an aigrette. 3. The flying feathery or hairy crown of seeds or achenes, as the down of the thistle. 4. A kind of ape. See: Aigret, Heron. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Egret

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1. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary, and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1849)
"Calyx imbricate, sub-hemispherical : florets of the ray very numerous aud narrow ¡ egret doable, outer minute, inner hairy, of few rave. ..."

2. Manual of Botany for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1836)
"Calyx imbricate: florets of the ray numerous: receptacle conic, punctate: egret consists of many minute bristles, and generally 2 elongated bristles or ..."

3. Familiar Lectures on Botany: Explaining the Structure, Classification, and by Lincoln Phelps (1854)
"Outer involucrum íí- ! leaved, spreading, inner one many leaved, 5 angled, nearly equal ; rays only on one Bide of the flower; receptacle cha Ну ; egret 0 ..."

4. Nests and Eggs of North American Birds by Oliver Davie (1900)
"The Reddish egret is an abundant resident of the Gulf States. It is common in Florida and in Mexico, southward to the West Indies and Central America. ..."

5. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1843)
"The Great American egret breeds along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, and our Atlantic States, from Galveston Island in Texas to the borders of the State ..."

6. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1900)
"It has long been considered a very cruel thing to wear an egret, as it was supposed that a mother-bird was killed to obtain it. ..."

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