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A small egret (Bubulcus ibis) that feeds among grazing cattle. It is native to Africa and southern Eurasia but is now found worldwide.
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a small egret of pastures and roadsides, Bubulcus ibis, orig. of Eurasia and Africa and now common in the New World.
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|Noun||1.||cattle egret - small white egret widely distributed in warm regions often found around grazing animals|
egret - any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season
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