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egg-bird (plural egg-birds)

  1. (dated) A species of tern, especially the sooty tern (Onychoprion fuscatus)) of the West Indies or, in the Bahamas, Phaethon lepturus.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for egg-bird in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)