from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any one of several species of swallows of the genus Hylochelidon which lay their eggs in holes in dead trees. They inhabit Australia and adjacent regions. Called also martin in Australia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An Australian swallow of the genus Hylochclidon, called in that country martin, and laying in holes in trees.
  • n. The white-bellied swallow, Tachycineta (or Iridoprocne) bicolor, which still nests in trees even in populous districts of the United States.

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

  • n. of Australia and Polynesia; nests in tree cavities
  • n. bluish-green-and-white North American swallow; nests in tree cavities


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