Sabine's gull

noun

-nz-
: a small gull (Xema sabini) breeding in arctic regions that has a dark gray head, black collar, white wing tips, and a slightly forked tail

Word History

Etymology

after Sir Edward Sabine †1883 British physicist and explorer

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“Sabine's gull.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sabine%27s%20gull. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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