Examples from the Web for egret
On her head was the royal circlet of egret plumes nodding above the yellow circlet of the Sun.
The plumes in question consist of long filamentous feathers that grow from the neck of the egret and also from its breast.A Bird Calendar for Northern India|Douglas Dewar
This is the starting place for egret hunters; many of these birds abounding in the back country.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
"It was the plan of the Cacica of Cofachique," explained the Egret.
The egret, the night heron, the vampire—here were three types of organisms, characterizing the actions and reactions in nature.Edge of the Jungle|William Beebe
British Dictionary definitions for egret
Word Origin for egret
Word Origin and History for egret
mid-14c., from Old French aigrette, from Old Provençal aigreta, diminutive of aigron "heron," perhaps of Germanic origin (cf. Old High German heigaro; see heron).