terek

noun
ter·​ek | \ ˈterə̇k \
plural -s

Definition of terek

: a sandpiper (Xenus cinerea) of the Old World breeding in the far north of eastern Europe and Asia and migrating to southern Africa and Australia and frequenting rivers

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History and Etymology for terek

from Terek, river of southeast Soviet Russia, Europe

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“Terek.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terek. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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