Definition of ternlet in English:

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ternlet

Pronunciation: /ˈtəːnlɪt/

noun

(In Australia, New Zealand, and India) a small tern.
  • Family Sternidae (or Laridae): several species, in particular the grey ternlet (Procelsterna cerulea) (alternative name: blue-grey noddy)
Example sentences
  • Lesser known to the general public are grey ternlets which generally stay well out at sea but may shelter on land during continuously stormy weather.
  • Boobies nest along the windy cliffs, white terns drift like snowflakes among the kentia palm forests and ternlets nest along the base of the cliffs.
  • Storm petrels and grey ternlets skimmed the waves around us.

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