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Little Tern
2005-06-08 15:02:02

The Little Tern (Sterna albifrons) is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. The North American race, S. a. antillarum, is sometimes considered a separate species, Least Tern, Sterna antillarum. The Little Tern breeds on the coasts and inland waterways of temperate and tropical Europe, Asia and North America. It is migratory and winters in the subtropical and tropical oceans as far south as...

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  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]