From Latin hirundo ‘swallow’.
- pertaining to a swallow
hirundine (plural hirundines)
- 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