sea swallow

1. any of several terns, esp. Sterna hirundo.
2. Brit. Dial. any of several small petrels, esp. the storm petrel, Hydrobates pelagicus.

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      any of certain coastal tern species. See tern.

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  • Sea swallow — Sea swal low 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The common tern. (b) The storm petrel. (c) The gannet. [1913 Webster] 2. (Her.) See {Cornish chough}, under {Chough}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea swallow — n. TERN …   English World dictionary

  • sea swallow — noun common tern of Eurasia and America having white black and grey plumage • Syn: ↑Sterna hirundo • Hypernyms: ↑tern • Member Holonyms: ↑Sterna, ↑genus Sterna * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea swallow — Fairy Fair y, a. 1. Of or pertaining to fairies. [1913 Webster] 2. Given by fairies; as, fairy money. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Fairy bird} (Zo[ o]l.), the Euoropean little tern ({Sterna minuta}); called also {sea swallow}, and {hooded tern}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea swallow — Chough Chough, n. [OE. choughe, kowe (and cf. OE. ca), fr. AS. ce[ o]; cf. also D. kauw, OHG. ch[=a]ha; perh. akin to E. caw. [root]22. Cf. {Caddow}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird of the Crow family ({Fregilus graculus}) of Europe. It is of a black color,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea swallow — mažoji mėlynoji lūpažuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Labroides dimidiatus angl. bluestreak cleaner wrasse; paradise fish; sea swallow rus. голубой губанчик ryšiai: platesnis terminas – mažosios… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • sea swallow — noun a tern …   Wiktionary

  • sea swallow — /ˈsi swɒloʊ/ (say see swoloh) noun 1. → tern1. 2. → storm petrel …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea-swallow — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Red Sea Swallow — Taxobox name = Red Sea Swallow status = DD | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Hirundinidae genus = Hirundo species = H. perdita binomial = Hirundo perdita binomial authority …   Wikipedia

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