Little-egret



noun
1.
See under (def 1).
[ee-grit, eg-rit, ee-gret, ee-gret] /ˈi grɪt, ˈɛg rɪt, iˈgrɛt, ˈi grɛt/
noun
1.
any of several usually white herons that grow long, graceful plumes during the breeding season, as Egretta garzetta (little egret) of the Old World.
2.
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/ˈiːɡrɪt/
noun
1.
any of various wading birds of the genera Egretta, Hydranassa, etc, that are similar to herons but usually have a white plumage and, in the breeding season, long feathery plumes: family Ardeidae, order Ciconiiformes See also aigrette
n.

mid-14c., from Old French aigrette, from Old Provençal aigreta, diminutive of aigron “heron,” perhaps of Germanic origin (cf. Old High German heigaro; see heron).

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