hirundine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hirundo (a swallow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hirundine (not comparable)

  1. Relating to a swallow (the bird).

Noun[edit]

hirundine (plural hirundines)

  1. A member of the swallow family
    • 1973, Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
      ‘...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.

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

hirundine

  1. ablative singular of hirundō