Definition of sandwich tern in English:

sandwich tern

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noun

  • A large crested tern found in both Europe and North and South America.
    • Thalassius sandvicensis, family Sternidae (or Laridae)
    More example sentences
    • Other species such as the wheatear, ring ouzel, and sandwich tern have all been observed about one week earlier than usual.
    • The sandwich terns nesting at Cemlyn have migrated from Africa to raise their young at the colony.

Origin

late 18th century: named after Sandwich, a town in Kent.

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