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A large swallow (Progne subis) of the Americas, having glossy blue-black plumage and, in the female, a light-colored breast.
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a large American swallow, Progne subis, the male of which is blue-black.
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|Noun||1.||purple martin - large North American martin of which the male is blue-black|
martin - any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas
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