Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.

tree swallow

a bluish-green and white swallow, Iridoprocne bicolor, of North America, that nests in tree cavities.
Origin of tree swallow
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for tree swallow
Historical Examples
  • The tree swallow builds its nest, of grasses and feathers in the hollow of a tree.

    Endurance Test

    Alan Douglas
  • There are the common barn swallow, the eave swallow, tree swallow and bank swallow.

    The Woodcraft Girls at Camp

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • The tree swallow wore a greenish-black cloak and a spotless white vest.

    Citizen Bird

    Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
  • Upper parts dusty brown, darker on the wings, and tail forked a little, like the tree swallow's.

    Citizen Bird

    Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
  • A hardy Warbler which, like the tree swallow, can substitute bayberries for insects.

    What Bird is That? Frank M. Chapman
  • Like the cliff swallow, the tree swallow is fast losing the right to its name.

Word of the Day

Nearby words for tree swallow

Word Value for tree

Scrabble Words With Friends