sand martin

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sand martin

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(Animals) a small brown European songbird, Riparia riparia, with white underparts: it nests in tunnels bored in sand, river banks, etc: family Hirundinidae (swallows and martins)
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Noun1.sand martin - swallow of the northern hemisphere that nests in tunnels dug in clay or sand bankssand martin - swallow of the northern hemisphere that nests in tunnels dug in clay or sand banks
martin - any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas
genus Riparia, Riparia - a genus of Hirundinidae
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