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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. 2017.
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  • 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
  • A hardy Warbler which, like the tree swallow, can substitute bayberries for insects.

    What Bird is That? Frank M. Chapman
  • 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
  • The tree swallow builds its nest, of grasses and feathers in the hollow of a tree.

    Endurance Test Alan Douglas
  • Like the cliff swallow, the tree swallow is fast losing the right to its name.

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