sea swallow


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sea swallow

n.
Any of various terns, especially Sterna hirundo, which breeds in Arctic and subarctic regions.
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sea swallow

n
(Animals) a popular name for tern1
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Noun1.sea swallow - common tern of Eurasia and America having white black and grey plumagesea swallow - common tern of Eurasia and America having white black and grey plumage
tern - small slender gull having narrow wings and a forked tail
genus Sterna, Sterna - a genus of Sterninae
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