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cattle egret

noun
1.
an egret, Bubulcus ibis, cosmopolitan in warmer regions, often associating with grazing animals for the insects that hover around them.
Origin of cattle egret
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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  • If it were as showy as the cattle egret its intended victims would “see it coming” and mock at it.

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