egg-bird definition

  • noun:
    • A species of tern, especially the sooty tern (Sterna fuliginosa) of the West Indies or, in the Bahamas, Phaethon flavirostris.
    • A species of tern, esp. the sooty tern (Sterna fuliginosa) for the West Indies. Into the Bahama Islands the name is applied to the tropic bird, PhaĆ«thon flavirostris.
    • a well known title for the sooty tern, Sterna (Haliplana) fuliginosa, whoever eggs, like those of various other terns, have commercial worth in West Indies and southern US.
    • A name of sundry various other sea-birds, as murres, guillemots, etc., which nest in big communities, and whoever eggs are of financial or commercial worth.
    • A species of tern, particularly the sooty tern (Sterna fuliginosa) of the western Indies or, in Bahamas, Phaethon flavirostris.
    • 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, PhaĆ«thon flavirostris.
    • a favorite title associated with the sooty tern, Sterna (Haliplana) fuliginosa, whoever eggs, like those of other terns, have actually commercial price inside western Indies and southern United States.
    • A name of sundry various other sea-birds, as murres, guillemots, etc., which nest in large communities, and whose eggs tend to be of financial or commercial worth.

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