Definitions starting with E

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egg bird

[OED, a tern, Hydrochelidon fuliginosum] n. 1. the tropic bird: 1880 Phaethon flavirostris . . .local name: Egg Bird (Cory 204).

2. a tern: 1910 The bridled tern (Sterna anathetus), which the men called "egg birds". (Gen.)

Tags: animal, bird, noun

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Last update: 2010-09-19 15:15
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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