Entry from US English dictionary
A North American egret with all-white plumage, black legs, and yellow feet.
- Egretta thula, family Ardeidae.
- Mallows Bay now harbors herons, snowy egrets, and American bald eagles.
- The snowy egret often hunts by shuffling its feet back and forth in the water, stirring things up so it can eat them.
- Most belong to snowy egrets and little blue herons, who make a fine nautical color combination of crisp white and slate.
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Syllabification: snow·y e·gret
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