Arctic tern

Arctic tern

noun
a tern, Sterna paradisaea, resembling the common tern, that breeds in arctic and north temperate regions and winters in antarctic regions.
Also, arctic tern.


Origin:
1880–85

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arctic tern
 
n
a black-capped tern, Sterna paradisea, that breeds in the Arctic and then migrates as far south as the Antarctic

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