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

  • n. Any of various terns, especially a common tern (Sterna hirundo) that breeds within the Arctic Circle.

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  • n. The common tern.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The common tern.
  • The storm petrel.
  • The gannet.
  • See Cornish chough, under Chough.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. common tern of Eurasia and America having white black and grey plumage


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