great white heron

great white heron

noun
1.
a large white heron, Ardea occidentalis, of Florida and the Florida Keys.
2.
a large white egret, Casmerodius albus, of southeastern Europe, tropical Africa, Asia, New Zealand, and America.

Origin:
1805–15

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great white heron
 
n
1.  a large white heron, Ardea occidentalis, of S North America
2.  a widely distributed white egret, Egretta (or Casmerodius) albus

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