barn swallow

noun
a common swallow, Hirundo rustica, of North America and Eurasia, that nests in barns and similar buildings.

Origin:
1780–90, Americanism

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barn swallow
 
n
See swallow the US and Canadian name for the common swallow, Hirundo rustica

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The shape of the house wren is distinctly different than the barn swallow and the painted bunting.
Barn swallow swiftly fly over the river throughout the summer.
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