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American egret

Definition of the noun american egret

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noun

  1. a common egret of the genus Egretta found in America; it is a variety of the Old World white egret Casmerodius albus

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Google previewBurridge's Multilingual Dictionary of Birds of the World (2009)

Volume II - English by John T. Burridge

heron Rufous-bellied heron Javan pond heron / Javanese pond heron Cattle egret / Cattle gaulin / Buff-backed heron Great egret / Great white egret / American egret Grey heron / European common heron ...

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Encyclopedia department (A-Z) (1904)

The American egret is about 37 inches long to the end of the tail; plumage soft and blended; head not crested; wings moderate; the tail short, of 12 weak feathers. The European egret is about 40 inches long, of 'a pure white plumage; the bill is ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopaedia (1872)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

The great American egret (A. cgrctta, Gmel.) is about 87 inches long ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1904)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

The American egret (Ardea egretta) has the plumage white, or partly of a creamy color . The bird is found breeding from Florida to New York, and along the shores of the ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1915)

In the southern United States three species of heron are known as egrets — the American egret (Herodias egretta), the snowy egret [Egretta candidis- sima), and the reddish egret ( Dichromanassa rufescens). All three were formerly abundant ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Louisiana (1999)

by Nancy Capace

The little blue heron, American egret, and yellow-crowned night heron are the more familiar species. The snowy egret ...

Google previewWinston's Cumulative Encyclopedia (1914)

A Comprehensive Reference Book by Charles Morris

willet, pectoral sandpiper, black-capped petrel, American egret, snowy egret, wood duck, band- tailed pigeon, heath hen. sage grouse, ...

Google previewThe twentieth century home encyclopedia and gazetteer (1904)

who is who? Embraces over six thousand short biographies

The American egret is about 37 inches long to the end of the tail; plumage soft and blended ; head not crested ; wings moderate ; the tail short, of 12 weak feathers. Egypt, a slang term, supposed to be descriptive of the people or of the soil of ...

Google previewNew Cabinet Encyclopedia and Treasury of Knowledge (1895)

by Charles Annandale, Ainsworth Rand Spofford

The American egret (Ardla eyrctta) is about 37 inches ...

Google previewWinston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia (1921)

A Comprehensive Reference Book

The American egret (Ardéa egretta) is about 37 inches lon to the end of the tail; plumage soft an blended; head not crested; wings moderate; the tail short, of twelve weak feathers. The European egret (A. alba) is about 40 inches long, of a pure ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (2004)

Eleventh Edition by Merriam-Webster

a white American egret (Egretta thula) ...

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