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tern1 British & World English

A seabird related to the gulls, typically smaller and more slender, with long pointed wings and a forked tail

tern2 British & World English

A set of three, especially three lottery numbers that when drawn together win a large prize

Arctic tern British & World English

A red-billed tern which breeds in the Arctic and adjacent areas, migrating to Antarctic regions to overwinter

fairy tern British & World English

A small white tropical tern which lays its single egg on a narrow ledge or on the bare branch of a tree. When flying against a bright sky the wings appear somewhat translucent, allowing the bone structure to be seen

sandwich tern British & World English

A large crested tern found in both Europe and North and South America

sooty tern in sooty British & World English

Used in names of birds and other animals that are mainly blackish or brownish black, e.g. sooty tern

roseate tern in roseate British & World English

Used in names of birds with partly pink plumage, e.g. roseate tern