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Definition of "egret" [e•gret]

  • Any of several usually white herons of the genera Bubulcus, Casmerodius, Egretta, and related genera, characteristically having long, showy, drooping plumes during the breeding season. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "egret" in a sentence
  • "It was a mark of beauty in Lambanein to have what they called an egret’s neck; the arthygater didn’t possess one, so she exaggerated it by other means."
  • "I try to go too, and there comes along what you call the egret of a thistle, that I get on to, and it floats with me right into my bed, and I wake up.”"
  • "I don’t get why he doesn’t know anything about grebes … Still that crazy reddish egret is way cooler …."