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barn swallow

noun
1.
a common swallow, Hirundo rustica, of North America and Eurasia, that nests in barns and similar buildings.
Origin of barn swallow
1780-1790
1780-90, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for barn swallow

barn swallow

noun
1.
the US and Canadian name for the common swallow, Hirundo rustica See swallow2
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