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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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(Animals) the US and Canadian name for the common swallow, Hirundo rustica. See swallow2
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a common swallow, Hirundo rustica, of North America and Eurasia, that builds mud nests on the ledges and walls of buildings.
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|Noun||1.||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
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