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(Animals) any of various small swifts of the Asian genus Collocalia that often live in caves and use echolocation: the nests, which are made of hardened saliva, are used in oriental cookery to make birds' nest soup
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any swift of the genus Collocalia, of SE Asia, Indonesia, and Australia, certain species of which use saliva to construct nests, which are used in making bird's-nest soup.
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|Noun||1.||swiftlet - swift of eastern Asia; produces the edible bird's nest|
swift - a small bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight
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