sand martin

Origin of sand martin

First recorded in 1660–70
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sand martin

noun
  1. a small brown European songbird, Riparia riparia, with white underparts: it nests in tunnels bored in sand, river banks, etc: family Hirundinidae (swallows and martins)
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