Definition of egret noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈiːɡrət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːɡrət//
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a bird of the heron family, with long legs and long white tail feathers See related entries: Birds Word Origin Middle English: from Old French aigrette, from Provençal aigreta, from the Germanic base of heron.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: egret