wood swallow

wood-swallow

[wood-swol-oh]
noun
any of several slate-colored songbirds of the family Artamidae, of southeastern Asia, Australia, and New Guinea, having long, pointed wings and noted for their swift, soaring flight.

Origin:
1850–55

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wood swallow

noun
Australasian and Asiatic bird related to the shrikes and resembling a swallow 
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