Definition of erne in English:

erne

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Pronunciation: /əːn
 
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noun

literary
  • The sea eagle.
    More example sentences
    • There were terns and ernes and gulls, myriad tropical varieties of birds of all shapes and sizes, albatrosses and finches and cranes…
    • The Erne is never a gregarious bird; its habits perhaps forbid the exercise of the sociable qualities.
    • This erne is common in North America, both by the coasts and by inland lakes, and also occurs in Northern Europe.

Origin

Old English earn 'eagle', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch arend.

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