roseate tern
noun Date: circa 1813 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

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  • Roseate tern — Roseate Ro se*ate, a. [Cf. L. roseus, rosatus, prepared from roses. See {Roseal}, {Rose}.] 1. Full of roses; rosy; as, roseate bowers. [1913 Webster] 2. resembling a rose in color or fragrance; esp., tinged with rose color; blooming; as, roseate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roseate Tern — Taxobox name = Roseate Tern status = LC| status= LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 250px image caption = Roseate Tern, with Sandwich Terns regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Sternidae… …   Wikipedia

  • roseate tern — noun : a cosmopolitan tern (Sterna dougalli) having the breast roseate in the breeding season and when adult the tail deeply forked and the cap black, mantle pearl, and feet red * * * roseate tern, a black capped tern of the coasts of temperate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • roseate tern — rožinė žuvėdra statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Sterna dougallii angl. roseate tern vok. Rosenseeschwalbe, f rus. розовая крачка, f pranc. sterne de Dougall, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrosios žuvėdros …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Roseate tern — noun a species of tern, Sterna dougallii. Syn: rosy tern …   Wiktionary

  • Roseate — Ro se*ate, a. [Cf. L. roseus, rosatus, prepared from roses. See {Roseal}, {Rose}.] 1. Full of roses; rosy; as, roseate bowers. [1913 Webster] 2. resembling a rose in color or fragrance; esp., tinged with rose color; blooming; as, roseate beauty;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tern — Taxobox name = Terns image width = 250px image caption =Greater Crested Tern regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes subordo = Lari familia = Sternidae familia authority = Bonaparte, 1838 subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • roseate — adj. 1 = rose coloured (see ROSE(1)). 2 having a partly pink plumage (roseate spoonbill; roseate tern). Etymology: L roseus rosy (as ROSE(1)) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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