from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A widely distributed bird (Hirundo rustica) that nests in barns and caves and has a deeply forked tail, a dark-blue back, and tan underparts.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The common swallow of the United States, Hirundo horreorum or H. erythrogastra: so called because it habitually breeds in barns.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The most widespread species of
swallowin the world; a distinctive passerine birdwith blue upperparts, a long, deeply forked tailand curved, pointed wings, is found in Europe, Asia, Africaand the Americas.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun common swallow of North America and Europe that nests in barns etc.
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