from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The broad-billed singing birds, such as the swallows, and their allies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In Sundevall's classification of birds, the fifth phalanx of the cohort Cichlomorphæ, embracing seven families more or less nearly related to the true flycatchers of the Old World (Muscicapidæ).
- In Sclater's system of 1880, a group of laminiplantar oscine Passeres, embracing the Hirundinidæ or swallows: equivalent to the Chelidonomorphæ of Sundevall.
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