snowy egret
noun Date: 1859 a white American egret (Egretta thula) having a slender black bill, black legs, and yellow feet

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  • snowy egret — n. a white, medium sized, migratory egret (Egretta thula) with black legs and yellow feet, usually living in colonies in marshland ranging from the U.S. to Chile and Argentina …   English World dictionary

  • Snowy Egret — Taxobox name = Snowy Egret image width = 200px status = LC status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves subclassis = Neornithes infraclassis = Neognathae superordo = Neoaves ordo = Ciconiiformes familia = Ardeidae… …   Wikipedia

  • snowy egret — snieginis garnys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Egretta thula angl. snowy egret vok. Schmuckreiher, m rus. белая американская цапля, f pranc. aigrette neigeuse, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – baltieji garniai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • snowy egret — noun small New World egret • Syn: ↑snowy heron, ↑Egretta thula • Hypernyms: ↑egret • Member Holonyms: ↑Egretta, ↑genus Egretta …   Useful english dictionary

  • snowy egret — a white egret, Egretta thula, of the warmer parts of the Western Hemisphere: formerly hunted in great numbers for its plumes, the species is now protected and has recovered. [1890 95, Amer.] * * * White New World egret (Egretta thula; family… …   Universalium

  • snowy egret — snow′y e′gret n. orn a white egret, Egretta thula, of the warmer parts of the Western Hemisphere: formerly hunted for its plumes …   From formal English to slang

  • snowy egret — noun A small heron, Egretta thula, having white plumage …   Wiktionary

  • Egret — E gret, n. [See {Aigret}, {Heron}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The name of several species of herons which bear plumes on the back. They are generally white. Among the best known species are the American egret ({Ardea egretta} syn. {Herodias egretta}); the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snowy heron — noun small New World egret • Syn: ↑snowy egret, ↑Egretta thula • Hypernyms: ↑egret • Member Holonyms: ↑Egretta, ↑genus Egretta * * * noun see …   Useful english dictionary

  • Egret — This is an article about a type of bird. For the EGRET satellite mission, see Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope. Taxobox name = Egret image width = 250px image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo =… …   Wikipedia

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