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great white heron

noun
  1. a large white heron, Ardea occidentalis, of Florida and the Florida Keys.
  2. a large white egret, Casmerodius albus, of southeastern Europe, tropical Africa, Asia, New Zealand, and America.
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Origin of great white heron

First recorded in 1805–15
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British Dictionary definitions for great white heron

great white heron

noun
  1. a large white heron, Ardea occidentalis, of S North America
  2. a widely distributed white egret, Egretta (or Casmerodius) albus
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