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Meaning of egret

e•gret

Pronunciation: (ē'grit, eg'rit, ē-gret', ē'gret), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several usually white herons that grow long, graceful plumes during the breeding season, as Egretta garzettaof the Old World.
  2. aigrette.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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