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Definition of Tern

Tern
Tern Tern (t[~e]rn), n. [Dan. terne, t[ae]rne; akin to Sw. t["a]rna, Icel. [thorn]erna; cf. NL. sterna.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long-winged aquatic birds, allied to the gulls, and belonging to Sterna and various allied genera. Note: Terns differ from gulls chiefly in their graceful form, in their weaker and more slender bills and feet, and their longer and more pointed wings. The tail is usually forked. Most of the species are white with the back and wings pale gray, and often with a dark head. The common European tern (Sterna hirundo) is found also in Asia and America. Among other American species are the arctic tern (S. paradis[ae]a), the roseate tern (S. Dougalli), the least tern (S. Antillarum), the royal tern (S. maxima), and the sooty tern (S. fuliginosa). Hooded tern. See Fairy bird, under Fairy. Marsh tern, any tern of the genus Hydrochelidon. They frequent marshes and rivers and feed largely upon insects. River tern, any tern belonging to Se["e]na or allied genera which frequent rivers. Sea tern, any tern of the genus Thalasseus. Terns of this genus have very long, pointed wings, and chiefly frequent seas and the mouths of large rivers.
Tern
Tern Tern, a. [L. pl. terni three each, three; akin to tres three. See Three, and cf. Trine.] Threefold; triple; consisting of three; ternate. Tern flowers (Bot.), flowers growing three and three together. Tern leaves (Bot.), leaves arranged in threes, or three by three, or having three in each whorl or set. Tern peduncles (Bot.), three peduncles growing together from the same axis. Tern schooner (Naut.), a three-masted schooner.

Meaning of Tern from wikipedia

- Terns are seabirds in the family Laridae that have a worldwide distribution and are normally found near the sea, rivers, or wetlands. Terns are treated...
- The Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) is a tern in the family Laridae. This bird has a cir****polar breeding distribution covering the Arctic and sub-Arctic...
- A tern is a seabird in the family Laridae. Tern or TERN may also refer to: Alan Tern (born 1976), Singaporean actor Miller Tern, an American single-seat...
- The Trans-European road network (TERN) was defined by Council Decision 93/629/EEC of 29 October 1993, and is a project to improve the internal road infrastructure...
- The sooty tern (Onychoprion fuscatus) is a seabird in the family Laridae. It is a bird of the tropical oceans which sleeps on the wing, returning to land...
- The Sandwich tern (Thal****eus sandvicensis) is a tern in the family Laridae. It is very closely related to the lesser crested tern (T. bengalensis), Chinese...
- Tern is a privately held company that designs, manufactures, markets, and sells bicycles for everyday use. The company is based in Taipei, Taiwan and has...
- The royal tern (Thal****eus maximus) is a tern in the family Laridae. This bird has two distinctive subspecies: T. m. maximus which lives on the Atlantic...
- The common tern (Sterna hirundo) is a seabird in the family Laridae. This bird has a cir****polar distribution, its four subspecies breeding in temperate...
- The name marsh tern refers to terns of the genus Chlidonias, which are typically found in freshwater marshes, rather than coastal locations. The genus...
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