Complete Definition of "tern"

English
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Image:Smallarctern.jpg|thumb|An arctic tern
Pronunciation
tû(r)n, /tÉË(r)n/, /t3:(r)n/
audio|en-us-tern.ogg|Audio (US)
:Homophones: turn
:Rhymes:English:-ÉË(r)n|Rhymes: -ÉË(r)n

Etymology 1
From a Scandinavian language, related to Danish terne, Swedish tärna, ultimately from ON. þerna.

Noun
en-noun

  1. Any of various sea birds of the family Sternidae that are similar to gulls but are smaller, more elegant and have a forked tail.

Translations

Finnish: tiira
French: sterne f
Icelandic: þerna f
Italian: sterna f
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German: Seeschwalbe f, Meerschwalbe f
Latin: larus m, sterna f
Polish: rybitwa f
Russian: кÑаÑка (kráÄka) f
Spanish: charrán m, fumarel m, gaviotín m

Category:Birds

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