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)