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 swallow in the world; a distinctive passerine bird with blue upperparts, a long, deeply forked tail and curved, pointed wings, is found in Europe, Asia, Africa and 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.


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.