house martin

(redirected from House marten)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to House marten: sand martin

house martin

n.
A swallow (Delichon urbica) of Eurasia and Africa, having blue-black plumage, a white rump and white underparts, and a forked tail. Also called martlet.

house martin

n
(Animals) a Eurasian swallow, Delichon urbica, with a slightly forked tail and a white and bluish-black plumage
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.house martin - common small European martin that builds nests under the eaves of houseshouse martin - common small European martin that builds nests under the eaves of houses
martin - any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas
Delichon, genus Delichon - a genus of Hirundinidae
Translations
jiřička
avión común
References in periodicals archive ?
Nowadays it's a similar thing, Same gloomy nights tightly drawing in The garden has nothing left to give, House martens have found another street to live.
It is in this field that you can watch the house martens darting and swooping in the springtime.