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noun 
  1. The lesser white heron; the egret.
  2. A feather or plume, or feather-shaped item, used as an adornment or ornament.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 181:
    • :Young women attired often in nothing more than ostrich-feather aigrettes dyed in colors of doubtful taste ran nubilely up and down the marble staircases, chased by young men in razor-toed ball shoes of patent-leather.
      1. The feathery crown of some seeds (such as the dandelion)
Etymology: From French, aigrette "egret".


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