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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
1780-1790
1780-90, Americanism
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Examples for barn swallow
  • 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.
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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