barn swallow

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barn swallow

n.
A widely distributed bird (Hirundo rustica) that nests in barns and caves and has a deeply forked tail, a dark-blue back, and tan underparts.
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barn swallow

n
(Animals) the US and Canadian name for the common swallow, Hirundo rustica. See swallow2
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barn′ swal`low


n.
a common swallow, Hirundo rustica, of North America and Eurasia, that builds mud nests on the ledges and walls of buildings.
[1780–90, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barn swallow - common swallow of North America and Europe that nests in barns etc.barn swallow - common swallow of North America and Europe that nests in barns etc.
swallow - small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
genus Hirundo, Hirundo - type genus of the Hirundinidae
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Translations
Rauchschwalbe
rondine comune
jaskółka dymówka