hirundine

hirundine

[hi-ruhn-din, -dahyn]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or resembling the swallow.

Origin:
1825–35; < Late Latin hirundineus of a swallow, equivalent to hirundin- (stem of hirundō) swallow + -eus adj. suffix; see -eous

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hirundine (hɪˈrʌndɪn, -daɪn)
 
adj
1.  of or resembling a swallow
2.  belonging to the bird family Hirundinidae, which includes swallows and martins
 
[C19: from Late Latin hirundineus, from Latin hirundō a swallow]

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