sea swallow


noun

any of several terns, especially Sterna hirundo.
British Dialect. any of several small petrels, especially the storm petrel, Hydrobates pelagicus.

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Origin of sea swallow

First recorded in 1590–1600

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sea swallow

noun

a popular name for tern 1
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