barn swallow

|

noun

a common swallow, Hirundo rustica, of North America and Eurasia, that nests in barns and similar buildings.

Origin of barn swallow

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for barn swallow

British Dictionary definitions for barn swallow

barn swallow


noun

the US and Canadian name for the common swallow, Hirundo rusticaSee swallow 2
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012