hirundine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hirundo ‘swallow’.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɪˈɹʌndʌɪn/

Adjective[edit]

hirundine

  1. pertaining to a swallow

Noun[edit]

hirundine (plural hirundines)

  1. a member of the swallow family
    • 1973: ‘…and so, gentlemen, I believe I may confidently state that the hibernation of swallows, and of all other hirundines, is conclusively proved,’ said Mr Lamb, with a defiant glare at his audience. — Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

hirundine

  1. ablative singular of hirundō