Definition of sandwich tern in English:

sandwich tern


  • A large crested tern found in both Europe and North and South America.

    • ‘The sandwich terns nesting at Cemlyn have migrated from Africa to raise their young at the colony.’
    • ‘Other species such as the wheatear, ring ouzel, and sandwich tern have all been observed about one week earlier than usual.’


Late 18th century: named after Sandwich, a town in Kent, England.