Associations to the word «Tern»
TERN, noun. Any of various sea birds of the family Sternidae that are similar to gulls but are smaller and have a forked tail.
TERN, noun. That which consists of, or pertains to, three things or numbers together.
TERN, noun. (dated) A lottery prize resulting from the favourable combination of three numbers in the draw.
TERN, adjective. Threefold; triple; consisting of three; ternate
TERN, noun. Small slender gull having narrow wings and a forked tail.
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