fairy tern

noun

Definition of fairy tern

: any of various small terns:
a : either of two pure white terns constituting a genus (Gygis) and living in tropical seas
b : a small white black-capped tern (Sterna nereis) of the Australian region

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“Fairy tern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairy%20tern. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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