bridled tern

noun

Definition of bridled tern

: a tern (Sterna anaethetus) of tropical seas that resembles the sooty tern but is smaller, grayer of body and whiter on the head

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“Bridled tern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bridled%20tern. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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