Definition of Arctic tern in English:

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Arctic tern

noun

A red-billed tern that breeds in the Arctic and adjacent areas, migrating to Antarctic regions for the winter.
  • Sterna paradisaea, family Sternidae.
Example sentences
  • Other notable characteristics include an exceptionally powerful head and neck and unusually long legs, which distinguish them from other terns such as Arctic terns.
  • Throughout the isles you'll come across throngs of Arctic terns and both species of skuas, as well as black guillemots, gannets, shags, and Storm and Leach's petrels.
  • The country's wilderness - from alpine flowers to colonies of Max shearwaters, guillemots, razor bills and Arctic terns - complements its ages-old castles and ancient Standing Stones.

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Syllabification: Arc·tic tern

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