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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 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 () 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}).
. See , under .
, any tern of the genus . They frequent marshes and rivers and feed largely upon insects.
, any tern belonging to {Se["e]na} or allied genera which frequent rivers.
, any tern of the genus . Terns of this genus have very long, pointed wings, and chiefly frequent seas and the mouths of large rivers.
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