salangane

salangane

(ˈsælənˌɡeɪn)
n
(Animals) a bird of the genus Collocalia, which make edible nests
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Local cultural and traditional characteristics were highlighted through the whale-worshipping festival, street festival, cuisine festival, Salangane nest festival, folk games, and a traditional human chess tournament.
'Seemingly, the salangane (birds) and bats have reached an agreement about the timing of their entry and exit from the cave.
Nha Trang, Vietnam: This is a small town with 6km of sands and a scattering of outlying islands, particularly Yen Island, where local people collect birds' nests called salangane (made from bird's saliva), prepare and serve them up as a delicious meal.