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chimney swift

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noun
  1. an American swift, Chateura pelagica, which often builds its nest in an unused chimney.
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Origin of chimney swift

First recorded in 1840–50
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chimney swift

noun
  1. a North American swift, Chaetura pelagica, that nests in chimneys and similar hollows
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