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sooty tern

n.
A widespread pelagic tern (Onychoprion fuscatus) primarily of tropical waters, having black plumage above and white below. Also called wideawake.

soot′y tern′


n.
a black-and-white tern, Sterna fuscata, of small tropical islands.
[1775–85]
Translations
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