Definition of great egret in English:

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great egret

noun

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A large white heron of North and South America. Its yellow bill turns orange when breeding. Also called American egret.
  • Casmerodius albus, family Ardeidae
Example sentences
  • 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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