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egret Explained

egret at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1353, from O.Fr. aigrette, from O.Prov. aigreta, dim. of aigron "heron," probably of Gmc. origin (cf. O.H.G. heigaro; see heron). ///

egret at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Anglo-French; Origin: aigrette]// a bird that lives near water and has long legs and long white tail feathers//

EGRET at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

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egret at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of several species (mainly in the genus Egretta) of wading birds in the same family (Ardeidae) as herons and bitterns. Egrets live in marshes, lakes, humid forests, and other wetland environments worldwide. They catch and eat small fishes, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and crustaceans. They nest in trees and bushes or on the ground. Most are white and develop long plumes for the breeding season. The value of plumes as ornamental objects once drove egrets to near-extinction, but changes in fashion and strict conservation measures have allowed their numbers to increase. The great white egret is about 35 in. (90 cm) long; other common species average 20-24 in. (50-60 cm) long.

egret at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
a bird of the HERON family, with long legs and long white tail feathers

egret at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
a bird of the HERON family, with long legs and long white tail feathers

Egret at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Egret \E"gret\, n. [See {Aigret}, {Heron}.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) The name of several species of herons which
bear plumes on the back. They are generally white. Among
the best known species are the American egret ({Ardea, or
Herodias, egretta}); the great egret ({A. alba}); the
little egret ({A. garzetta}), of Europe; and the American
snowy egret ({A. candidissima}).

A bunch of egrets killed for their plumage. --G. W.
Cable.

2. A plume or tuft of feathers worn as a part of a headdress,
or anything imitating such an ornament; an aigrette.

3. (Bot.) The flying feathery or hairy crown of seeds or
achenes, as the down of the thistle.

4. (Zo["o]l.) A kind of ape.

egret at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

egret
n : any of various usually white herons having long plumes
during breeding season

egret at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm|en, from Inter: etyl » xno|en Inter: term » egret||lang=xno, Inter: etyl » fro|en Inter: term » aigrette||egret|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » pro|en Inter: term » aigreta|lang=oc, diminutive of Inter: term » aigron||heron|lang=oc, from Inter: etyl » frk|en Inter: recons » haigro||heron|lang=frk. Cognate with Inter: etyl » goh|- Inter: term » heigaro||heron|lang=goh, Inter: etyl » ang|- Inter: term » hragra|hrāgra|heron|lang=ang. More at Inter: l » en|heron.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ˈi.gɹɪt/

Noun

Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-nou » n
  • Any of various wading birds of the genera Egretta or Ardea that includes herons, many of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes during the breeding season.
    1. A plume or tuft of feathers worn as a part of a headdress, or anything imitating such an ornament; an aigrette.
    2. Inter: botan » y The flying feathery or hairy crown of seeds or achenes, such as the down of the thistle.
    3. Inter: zoology » obsolete A kind of ape with a plume on the head.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » Any of various wading birds of the genera Egretta or Ardea

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|أبو قردان|m|tr=ʾabu qirdān|sc=Arab
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|أبو قردان|m|tr=ʾabo ʾerdān|sc=Arab
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|бяла чапла|f|tr=bjála čáplja
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|agró|m Inter: gloss » Egretta alba, Inter: t- » ca|martinet|m Inter: gloss » Egretta garzetta
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|白鷺|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|白鹭|tr=báilù|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|volavka|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|reiger|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|jalohaikara
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|aigrette|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Reiher|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: τσικνιάς (tsiknias) {{m}}, ψαροφάγος (psarofagos) {{m}}, χουλιάρι (khuliari) {{n}}
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kócsag
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|garzetta, Inter: t+ » it|airone guardabuoi
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|白鷺|tr=しらさぎ, shirasagi|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|シラサギ|tr=shirasagi|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|왜가리|tr=waegari, Inter: t- » ko|해오라기|tr=haeoragi, Inter: t- » ko|백로|tr=baengno (Inter: t+ » ko|白鷺)
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|bangau
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|toohjįʼ ndiigaii
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|белая цапля|f|tr=bélaja cáplja, Inter: t+ » ru|цапля|f|tr=cáplja|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|garza|f Inter: qualifier » Ardea, Inter: t- » es|garcita|f Inter: qualifier » Egretta
    • Wolof: Inter: t- » wo|xodd|alt=xodd gi


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * heron

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