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 for Snowy heron
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snowy \Snow"y\, a.
     1. White like snow. "So shows a snowy dove trooping with
        crows." --Shak.
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     2. Abounding with snow; covered with snow. "The snowy top of
        cold Olympus." --Milton.
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     3. Fig.: Pure; unblemished; unstained; spotless.
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              There did he lose his snowy innocence. --J. Hall
                                                    (1646).
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     Snowy heron (Zool.), a white heron, or egret ({Ardea
        candidissima), found in the Southern United States, and
        southward to Chile; -- called also plume bird.
  
     Snowy lemming (Zool.), the collared lemming ({Cuniculus
        torquatus), which turns white in winter.
  
     Snowy+owl+(Zool.),+a+large+arctic+owl+({Nyctea+Scandiaca">Snowy owl (Zool.), a large arctic owl ({Nyctea Scandiaca,
        or Nyctea nivea) common all over the northern parts of
        the United States and Europe in winter time. Its plumage
        is sometimes nearly pure white, but it is usually more or
        less marked with blackish spots. Called also white owl.
        
  
     Snowy+plover+(Zool.),+a+small+plover+({Aegialitis+nivosa">Snowy plover (Zool.), a small plover ({Aegialitis nivosa)
        of the western parts of the United States and Mexico. It
        is light gray above, with the under parts and portions of
        the head white.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  snowy heron
      n 1: small New World egret [syn: snowy egret, snowy heron,
           Egretta thula]

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