(Botanique) Pourvu d'une aigrette.
Plumes sur la tęte de certains oiseaux.
Any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season.
Any of several herons with long feathers on the head or neck.
The snowy egret Egretta thula of North America, about 2 ft/60 cm long, was almost hunted to extinction for its graceful plumes before the practice was made illegal. The little egret E. garzetta 2 ft/60cm long, is found in Asia, Africa, S Europe, and Australia.