barn swallow

noun

Definition of barn swallow

: a swallow (Hirundo rustica of the family Hirundinidae) that is widespread in the northern hemisphere, has a deeply forked tail, and often nests in or near buildings

Examples of barn swallow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new arrivals included the mallard duck and barn swallow, whose normal range was previously well to the south. oregonlive, "In fast-thawing Siberia, radical climate change is warping the Earth beneath the feet of millions," 5 Oct. 2019 For example, barn swallows left in September, Volkert said. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Early cold and snow may be disruptive to us, but animals have it all figured out," 13 Nov. 2019 The new arrivals included the mallard duck and barn swallow, whose normal range was previously well to the south. BostonGlobe.com, "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 6 Oct. 2019 The new arrivals included the mallard duck and barn swallow, whose normal range was previously well to the south. oregonlive, "In fast-thawing Siberia, radical climate change is warping the Earth beneath the feet of millions," 5 Oct. 2019 The new arrivals included the mallard duck and barn swallow, whose normal range was previously well to the south. oregonlive, "In fast-thawing Siberia, radical climate change is warping the Earth beneath the feet of millions," 5 Oct. 2019 The new arrivals included the mallard duck and barn swallow, whose normal range was previously well to the south. BostonGlobe.com, "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 6 Oct. 2019 The new arrivals included the mallard duck and barn swallow, whose normal range was previously well to the south. oregonlive, "In fast-thawing Siberia, radical climate change is warping the Earth beneath the feet of millions," 5 Oct. 2019 The new arrivals included the mallard duck and barn swallow, whose normal range was previously well to the south. oregonlive, "In fast-thawing Siberia, radical climate change is warping the Earth beneath the feet of millions," 5 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of barn swallow

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Barn swallow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barn%20swallow. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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