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Noun: great white heron
  1. A common egret of the genus Egretta found in America; it is a variety of the Old World white egret Casmerodius albus
    - American egret, Egretta albus
  2. Widely distributed Old World white egret
    - Casmerodius albus
  3. Large white heron of Florida and the Florida Keys
    - Ardea occidentalis

Derived forms: great white herons

Type of: egret, heron

Part of: Ardea, Casmerodius, Egretta, genus Ardea, genus Casmerodius, genus Egretta

Encyclopedia: Great white heron