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tern



Pronunciation: (tûrn), [key]
n.
any of numerous aquatic birds of the subfamily Sterninae of the family Laridae, related to the gulls but usually having a more slender body and bill, smaller feet, a long, deeply forked tail, and a more graceful flight, esp. those of the genus Sterna, as S. hirundo (common tern), of Eurasia and America, having white, black, and gray plumage.

tern



Pronunciation: (tûrn), [key]
n.
1. a set of three.
2. three winning numbers drawn together in a lottery.
3. a prize won by drawing these.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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