HyperDic: egretta_albus

English > 1 sense of the expression Egretta albus:
NOUNanimalEgretta albus, American egret, great white herona common egret of the genus Egretta found in America
English > Egretta albus: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningA common egret of the genus Egretta found in America; it is a variety of the Old World white egret Casmerodius albus.
SynonymsAmerican egret, great white heron
Member ofEgretta, genus Egrettasmall Old and New World herons
BroaderegretAny of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season

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