crested tern

noun

Definition of crested tern

: great crested tern A big flock of crested terns is hunkered down on the shoreline. — Phil Skeggs, Advertiser (Australia), 7 Aug. 2010

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1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Crested tern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crested%20tern. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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