Sterna fuliginosa
Sooty Soot"y, a. [Compar. {Sootier}; superl. {Sootiest}.] [AS. s?tig. See {Soot}.] 1. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot. ``Fire of sooty coal.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Having a dark brown or black color like soot; fuliginous; dusky; dark. ``The grisly legions that troop under the sooty flag of Acheron.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Sooty albatross} (Zo["o]l.), an albatross ({Ph[oe]betria fuliginosa}) found chiefly in the Pacific Ocean; -- called also {nellie}.

{Sooty tern} (Zo["o]l.), a tern ({Sterna fuliginosa}) found chiefly in tropical seas. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sterna fuliginosa — Tern Tern (t[ e]rn), n. [Dan. terne, t[ae]rne; akin to Sw. t[ a]rna, Icel. [thorn]erna; cf. NL. sterna.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long winged aquatic birds, allied to the gulls, and belonging to {Sterna} and various allied genera …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sterna fuliginosa — Egg bird Egg bird , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A species of tern, esp. the sooty tern ({Sterna fuliginosa}) of the West Indies. In the Bahama Islands the name is applied to the tropic bird, {Pha[ e]thon flavirostris}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sterna Antillarum — Tern Tern (t[ e]rn), n. [Dan. terne, t[ae]rne; akin to Sw. t[ a]rna, Icel. [thorn]erna; cf. NL. sterna.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long winged aquatic birds, allied to the gulls, and belonging to {Sterna} and various allied genera …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sterna Dougalli — Tern Tern (t[ e]rn), n. [Dan. terne, t[ae]rne; akin to Sw. t[ a]rna, Icel. [thorn]erna; cf. NL. sterna.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long winged aquatic birds, allied to the gulls, and belonging to {Sterna} and various allied genera …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sterna hirundo — Tern Tern (t[ e]rn), n. [Dan. terne, t[ae]rne; akin to Sw. t[ a]rna, Icel. [thorn]erna; cf. NL. sterna.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long winged aquatic birds, allied to the gulls, and belonging to {Sterna} and various allied genera …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sterna maxima — Tern Tern (t[ e]rn), n. [Dan. terne, t[ae]rne; akin to Sw. t[ a]rna, Icel. [thorn]erna; cf. NL. sterna.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long winged aquatic birds, allied to the gulls, and belonging to {Sterna} and various allied genera …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sterna paradisaea — Tern Tern (t[ e]rn), n. [Dan. terne, t[ae]rne; akin to Sw. t[ a]rna, Icel. [thorn]erna; cf. NL. sterna.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long winged aquatic birds, allied to the gulls, and belonging to {Sterna} and various allied genera …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phoebetria fuliginosa — Sooty Soot y, a. [Compar. {Sootier}; superl. {Sootiest}.] [AS. s?tig. See {Soot}.] 1. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot. Fire of sooty coal. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a dark brown or black color like soot;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hooded tern — Tern Tern (t[ e]rn), n. [Dan. terne, t[ae]rne; akin to Sw. t[ a]rna, Icel. [thorn]erna; cf. NL. sterna.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long winged aquatic birds, allied to the gulls, and belonging to {Sterna} and various allied genera …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marsh tern — Tern Tern (t[ e]rn), n. [Dan. terne, t[ae]rne; akin to Sw. t[ a]rna, Icel. [thorn]erna; cf. NL. sterna.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long winged aquatic birds, allied to the gulls, and belonging to {Sterna} and various allied genera …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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