Egret vs Egretlike - What's the difference?

egret | egretlike |


As a noun egret

is any of various wading birds of the genera egretta'' or ''ardea that includes herons, many of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes during the breeding season.

As an adjective egretlike is

(rare) resembling an egret or some aspect of one.

egret

English

(wikipedia egret)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any of various wading birds of the genera Egretta'' or ''Ardea that includes herons, many of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes during the breeding season.
  • A plume or tuft of feathers worn as a part of a headdress, or anything imitating such an ornament; an aigrette.
  • (botany) The flying feathery or hairy crown of seeds or achenes, such as the down of the thistle.
  • (obsolete) The crab-eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis )
  • See also

    * heron

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    egretlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (rare) Resembling an egret or some aspect of one.
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