Definition of Genus sterna
1. Noun. A genus of Sterninae.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Sterninae, Subfamily Sterninae
Member holonyms: Sea Swallow, Sterna Hirundo
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Sterna
Literary usage of Genus sterna
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1897)
"genus sterna. Sterna, Linn. Syst. Nat. ip 227 (). ... Intermediate between the Caspian Terns and the genus Sterna is the Indian genus Seena, ..."
2. Geology of New Jersey by New Jersey Geological Survey, George Hammell Cook (1868)
"Genus STERNA. Sterna aranea. Marsh Tern. Arrive about April 15. Breed along the coast. Not found inland. Do not associate with other species. ..."