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hirundine

[hi-ruhn-din, -dahyn] /hɪˈrʌn dɪn, -daɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling the swallow.
Origin of hirundine
1825-1835
1825-35; < Late Latin hirundineus of a swallow, equivalent to hirundin- (stem of hirundō) swallow + -eus adj. suffix; see -eous
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hirundine

/hɪˈrʌndɪn; -daɪn/
adjective
1.
of or resembling a swallow
2.
belonging to the bird family Hirundinidae, which includes swallows and martins
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin hirundineus, from Latin hirundō a swallow
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