from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various swifts which produce edible nests.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A swift of the genus Collocalia, one of the birds which construct edible nests, as C. esculenta. Also salagane. See cut under Collocalia.
From French, which formed it from Tagalog salangan. (Wiktionary)