roseate tern


Definition of roseate tern

  1. :  a medium-sized tern (Sterna dougallii) that is widespread at sea and in coastal areas of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans and that has a faint roseate tinge to the breast in the breeding season

Circa 1813

First Known Use of roseate tern

circa 1813

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