rough-winged swallow

noun

: a swallow of the American genus Stelgidopteryx or of the African genus Psalidoprocne having the outer web of the first primary developed into a series of minute hooks

Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rough-winged swallow was in 1838

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“Rough-winged swallow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough-winged%20swallow. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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