from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A gull (Xema sabinii) of Arctic regions, having a forked tail with feathers rounded at the ends.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small gull, Xema sabini, breeding in the Arctic and migrating south in autumn.


After Sir Edward Sabine (1788-1883), British astronomer and explorer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after Edward Sabine. (Wiktionary)


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