house martin

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noun

a small European swallow, Delichon urbica, that builds its nest under the eaves of houses.

Origin of house martin

First recorded in 1760–70
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house martin


noun

a Eurasian swallow, Delichon urbica, with a slightly forked tail and a white and bluish-black plumage
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