Definition of Sea swallow

1. Noun. Common tern of Eurasia and America having white black and grey plumage.

Exact synonyms: Sterna Hirundo
Generic synonyms: Tern
Group relationships: Genus Sterna, Sterna



Definition of Sea swallow

1. Noun. (U.K.) The common tern. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Sea swallow

1. 1. The common tern. The storm petrel. The gannet. 2. See Cornish chough, under Chough. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Swallow

sea snail
sea snake
sea snipe
sea spider
sea spiders
sea spray
sea spurry
sea squab
sea squill
sea squirt
sea star
sea stars
sea starwort
sea steps
sea surgeon
sea swallow (current term)
sea tang
sea tangle
sea thongs
sea titling
sea toad
sea toads
sea trial
sea trials
sea trifoly
sea trout
sea trumpet
sea trumpets
sea turn
sea turns

Literary usage of Sea swallow

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1. A Treasury of Irish Poetry in the English Tongue by Stopford Augustus Brooke, Thomas William Rolleston (1900)
"ABOARD THE 'SEA-SWALLOW' THE gloom of the sea-fronting cliffs Lay on the water, violet-dark ... sea swallow."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"They have no respiratory organs, and only four pairs of legs, which sea swallow. See TEES. num littorale^. ..."

3. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1910)
"Sea-Swallow, bear us from the king-owned earth To those wild realms unruled that gave us birth, To the waste regions of the restless brine, Whose life and ..."

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