snowy-egret

snowy egret

noun
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:
1890–95, Americanism

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snowy egret
 
n
a small American egret, Egretta thula, having a white plumage, yellow legs, and a black bill

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