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- n. Any of various tropical and subtropical birds of the four genera Aerodramus, Hydrochous, Schoutedenapus, and Collocalia in the swift family, many of which can navigate in darkness using echolocation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of numerous species of small East Indian and Asiatic swifts of the genus Collocalia. Some of the species are noted for furnishing the edible bird's nest. See Illust. under edible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small kind of swift; a member of the genus Collocalia; a salangane. See cut under Collocalia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. swift of eastern Asia; produces the edible bird's nest
swift + -let (Wiktionary)