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Definition: Sterna fuliginosa
Sooty \Soot"y\, a. [Compar. Sootier; superl. Sootiest.] [AS.
s?tig. See Soot.]
1. Of or pertaining to soot; producing soot; soiled by soot.
“Fire of sooty coal.” --Milton.
2. Having a dark brown or black color like soot; fuliginous;
dusky; dark. “The grisly legions that troop under the
sooty flag of Acheron.” --Milton.
Sooty albatross (Zo["o]l.), an albatross (Ph[oe]betria fuliginosa
) found chiefly in the Pacific Ocean; -- called
Sooty tern (Zo["o]l.), a tern (Sterna fuliginosa) found
chiefly in tropical seas.
Tern \Tern\ (t[~e]rn), n. [Dan. terne, t[ae]rne; akin to Sw.
t["a]rna, Icel. [thorn]erna; cf. NL. sterna.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of long-winged aquatic birds,
allied to the gulls, and belonging to Sterna and various
Note: Terns differ from gulls chiefly in their graceful form,
in their weaker and more slender bills and feet, and
their longer and more pointed wings. The tail is
usually forked. Most of the species are white with the
back and wings pale gray, and often with a dark head.
The common European tern (Sterna hirundo) is found
also in Asia and America. Among other American species
are the arctic tern (Sterna paradis[ae]a), the
roseate tern (Sterna Dougalli), the least tern
(Sterna Antillarum), the royal tern (Sterna maxima
), and the sooty tern (Sterna fuliginosa).
Hooded tern. See Fairy bird, under Fairy.
Marsh tern, any tern of the genus Hydrochelidon. They
frequent marshes and rivers and feed largely upon insects.
River tern, any tern belonging to Se["e]na or allied
genera which frequent rivers.
Sea tern, any tern of the genus Thalasseus. Terns of this
genus have very long, pointed wings, and chiefly frequent
seas and the mouths of large rivers.
Egg-bird \Egg"-bird`\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
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, Pha["e]thon flavirostris.