Egret

An egret t is a bird that is any of several herons, most of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes (usually milky white) during the breeding season. ==Biology== Many egrets are members of the genera Egretta or Ardea which also contain other species named as herons rather than egrets. The distinction between a heron and a...
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EGRET

Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope, another name for the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory
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Egret

• (n.) A plume or tuft of feathers worn as a part of a headdress, or anything imitating such an ornament; an aigrette. • (n.) A kind of ape. • (n.) 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, / Herodias, egretta); the great ...
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egret

1. <zoology> 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, or Herodias, egretta); the great egret (A. Alba); the little egret (A. Garzetta), of Europe; and the American snowy egret (A. Candidissima). 'A bunch of egrets killed for their...
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egret

noun any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season
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Egret

E'gret noun [ See Aigret , Heron .] 1. (Zoology) 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, or Herodias, egretta ); the great egret ( A. alba ); the ...
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egret

any member of several species of herons (family Ardeidae, order Ciconiiformes), especially members of the genus Egretta. Most egrets have white ...
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egret

Any of several herons with long tufts of feathers on the head or neck. They belong to the order Ciconiiformes
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egret

egret (ēgret') , common name for several species of herons of the Old and New Worlds, belonging to the family Ardeidae. Before they were protected by law the birds were nearly exterminated by hunters seeking their beautiful, white, silky plumage called aigrettes, used in millinery. These f...
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Egret

Egret is a name given to certain small, usually white, herons which have the feathers of the lower part of the back elongated and their webs disunited,, reaching to the tail or beyond it at certain seasons of the year. The name is properly applied to members of the genus Egretta, found in the warmer parts of the world.
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Egret

High-altitude surveillance drone based on Grob G109 Motorglider, MBB [DE]
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Egret

HMS Egret was a British Egret Class escort sloop of 1200 tons displacement launched in 1938 and sunk during the Second World War. She was armed with eight 4-inch anti-aircraft guns and seven smaller guns. Two Admiralty 3-drum type boilers provided a top speed of 19.25 knots and he carried a complement of 188.
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egret

[n] - any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season
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