from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Hirundo or Cotile riparia, a very common bird of Europe, Asia, and America, of the family Hirundinidæ: so called from its habit of burrowing in banks to build its nest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • See under 1st bank, n.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun swallow of the northern hemisphere that nests in tunnels dug in clay or sand banks


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.