Definition of Great white heron

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: American Egret, Egretta Albus
Generic synonyms: Egret
Group relationships: Egretta, Genus Egretta

2. Noun. Widely distributed Old World white egret.
Exact synonyms: Casmerodius Albus
Generic synonyms: Egret
Group relationships: Egretta, Genus Egretta, Casmerodius, Genus Casmerodius

3. Noun. Large white heron of Florida and the Florida Keys.
Exact synonyms: Ardea Occidentalis
Generic synonyms: Heron
Group relationships: Ardea, Genus Ardea

Lexicographical Neighbors of Great White Heron

great spotted kiwi
great spotted kiwis
great spotted woodpecker
great spotted woodpeckers
great superior pancreatic artery
great tinamou
great tinamous
great tit
great toe
great uncle
great uncles
great unwashed
great vein of Galen
great vessels
great white heron (current term)
great white hope
great white shark
great white sharks
great year
great yellow gentian
great yellowcress

Literary usage of Great white heron

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

1. A History of British Birds by Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes (1816)
"THE great white heron. (Ardea alba, Lin.—Le Heron blanc, Buff.) THE great white Heron is of nearly the same bulk as the common Heron, but its legs are ..."

2. The Birds of Jamaica: Being a History of the Bird, Its Structure, and Habits by Philip Henry Gosse, Alfred Edmund Brehm, Richard Hill (1874)
"... I. THE great white heron (Egretta alba). " The moping Heron, motionless and stiff, That on a stone, as silently and stilly, Stood, an apparent sentinel, ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1917)
"The great white heron of the Keys is so entirely different in its habits and ... The great white heron is of more social habits than the Blue Heron. ..."

4. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1855)
"THE great white heron is, or has been, found in various parts of Europe occasionally, namely, in Germany, France, Turkey, Hungary, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, ..."

5. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1920)
"birds and brown pelicans, a great white heron, a Louisiana heron, and some Florida cormorants were resting on the water, and a flock of white-bellied ..."

6. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1884)
"THE great white heron can only be considered as a very rare and accidental visitor. Latham, in his ' General History of Birds,' refers to one example said ..."

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