- of, relating to, or resembling the swallow.
Origin of hirundine
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, hi-run′din, adj. of or pertaining to the swallow.
- of or resembling a swallow
- belonging to the bird family Hirundinidae, which includes swallows and martins
C19: from Late Latin hirundineus, from Latin hirundō a swallow