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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various terns, especially Sterna hirundo, which breeds in Arctic and subarctic regions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK The common tern.

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

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

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