A large white heron of North and South America. Its yellow bill turns orange when breeding. Also called American egret.
- Casmerodius albus, family Ardeidae.
- Flying over the Everglades, passengers might expect to see a flock of great egrets or a twisted mangrove forest.
- As we walked back to the truck we saw a great egret flying over.
- But my attention is riveted by the huge - and noisy - colony of great egrets roosting on nearby Indian Island.
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Syllabification: great e·gret
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