Martins

[ mahr-tnz ]
/ ˈmɑr tnz /

noun

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Definition for martins (2 of 3)

martin
[ mahr-tn ]
/ ˈmɑr tn /

noun

any of several swallows having a deeply forked tail and long, pointed wings.

Origin of martin

1425–75; late Middle English (Scots) martoune; presumably generic use of the personal name (< French < Late Latin Martīnus), traditionally by association with March (Latin Mārtius), when the bird arrives, and Martinmas, when it leaves; though Middle English, Old French martinet has been applied to a variety of birds; compare French martin-pêcheur kingfisher

Definition for martins (3 of 3)

Martin
[ mahr-tn ]
/ ˈmɑr tn /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for martins (1 of 2)

Martin
/ (ˈmɑːtɪn) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for martins (2 of 2)

martin
/ (ˈmɑːtɪn) /

noun

any of various swallows of the genera Progne, Delichon, Riparia, etc, having a square or slightly forked tailSee also house martin

Word Origin for martin

C15: perhaps from St Martin, because the birds were believed to migrate at the time of Martinmas
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Medical definitions for martins

Martin
[ märtn ]
Lillien Jane 1851-1943

American psychologist who is noted for her pioneering work in gerontology.
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