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swiftlet

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noun swift·let \ˈswif(t)-lət\

Definition of swiftlet

  1. :  any of various cave-dwelling swifts (genus Collocalia syn. Aerodramus) of Asia including one (C. fuciphaga) that produces the nest used in bird's nest soup



Circa 1890

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circa 1890


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