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Definition: Sterna maxima
, a. [OE. roial, riall, real, OF. roial. reial, F.
royal, fr. L. regalis, fr. rex, regis, king. See Rich
a coin, Rial
1. Kingly; pertaining to the crown or the sovereign; suitable
for a king or queen; regal; as, royal power or
prerogative; royal domains; the royal family; royal state.
2. Noble; generous; magnificent; princely.
How doth that royal merchant, good Antonio? --Shak.
3. Under the patronage of royality; holding a charter granted
by the sovereign; as, the Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal
. See under Battle
(Bot.), the classic laurel (Laurus nobilis
. (Zo["o]l.) See Golden eagle
, under Golden
(Bot.), the handsome fern Osmunda regalis
(Naut.), the mast next above the topgallant mast
and usually the highest on a square-rigged vessel. The
royal yard and royal sail are attached to the royal mast.
, an old name for gold.
(Bot.), a magnificent West Indian palm tree
), lately discovered also in Florida.
. See Curassow
, an intense violet color, verging toward blue.
(Zo["o]l.), a large, crested American tern
. (Zo["o]l.) See Tiger
, the touching of a diseased person by the hand
of a king, with the view of restoring to health; --
formerly extensively practiced, particularly for the
scrofula, or king's evil.
Syn: Kingly; regal; monarchical; imperial; kinglike;
princely; august; majestic; superb; splendid;
illustrious; noble; magnanimous.
(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
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
roseate tern (Sterna Dougalli
), the least tern
), the royal tern (Sterna maxima
), and the sooty tern (Sterna fuliginosa
. See Fairy bird
, under Fairy
, any tern of the genus Hydrochelidon
frequent marshes and rivers and feed largely upon insects.
, any tern belonging to Se["e]na
genera which frequent rivers.
, 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.