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snowy egret

noun
1.
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.
Origin of snowy egret
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
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  • This bird has lovely soft feathers, which are pure white; so it is called the snowy egret.

    The Wonders of the Jungle Prince Sarath Ghosh
  • "She was not an ordinary woman," said the snowy egret, fluffing her white spray of plumes.

    The Trail Book Mary Austin
British Dictionary definitions for snowy egret

snowy egret

noun
1.
a small American egret, Egretta thula, having a white plumage, yellow legs, and a black bill
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