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 barn swallow is revered as the goddess of wealth and fortune. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 6 June 2021 The new arrivals included the mallard duck and barn swallow, whose normal range was previously well to the south. oregonlive, 5 Oct. 2019 For example, barn swallows left in September, Volkert said. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Nov. 2019 The new arrivals included the mallard duck and barn swallow, whose normal range was previously well to the south. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Oct. 2019 The new arrivals included the mallard duck and barn swallow, whose normal range was previously well to the south. oregonlive, 5 Oct. 2019 The new arrivals included the mallard duck and barn swallow, whose normal range was previously well to the south. oregonlive, 5 Oct. 2019 The new arrivals included the mallard duck and barn swallow, whose normal range was previously well to the south. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Oct. 2019 The new arrivals included the mallard duck and barn swallow, whose normal range was previously well to the south. oregonlive, 5 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of barn swallow

1851, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2021

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“Barn swallow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barn%20swallow. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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