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snowy egret Syllabification: snow·y e·gret

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of snowy egret in English:


A North American egret with all-white plumage, black legs, and yellow feet.
  • Egretta thula, family Ardeidae
Example sentences
  • 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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