Definition of American egret

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

Exact synonyms: Egretta Albus, Great White Heron
Generic synonyms: Egret
Group relationships: Egretta, Genus Egretta



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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Egret

American cranberry
American cranberry bush
American crayfish
American creeper
American cress
American crow
American dewberry
American dog tick
American dog violet
American dogwood
American dun-bar
American dun-bars
American dwarf birch
American eagle
American eagles
American egret
American elder
American elk
American elm
American featherfoil
American feverfew
American flag
American flagfish
American fly honeysuckle
American flying squirrel
American football
American football game
American foxhound
American frogbit
American gallinule

Literary usage of American egret

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nests and Eggs of North American Birds by Oliver Davie (1900)
"Four eggs from England in my collection measure 2.48x1.67, 2.49x1.61, 2.52x1.64, 2.40x1.65. 195. EUROPEAN BLUE HERON. 196. american egret. ..."

2. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"THE story of the american egret is one more tragedy in the annals of ornithology, and is " a startling evidence of man's power in ..."

3. Our Vanishing Wild Life: Its Extermination and Preservation by William Temple Hornaday (1913)
"Despite the fact that I covered miles of territory in a boat, I picked up but two american egret plumes (which I now have); but not a single snowy egret ..."

4. Tariff Schedules: Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of by Oscar Wilder Underwood (1913)
"Despite the fact that I covered miles of territory in a boat, I picked up but two american egret plumes (which I now have); but not a single snowy egret ..."

5. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1920)
"The following is a list of birds seen between Flamingo and Coot Bay: American egret, snowy egret, Louisiana heron, Florida cormorant, Florida cardinal, ..."

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