Definition of hirundine in English:


Syllabification: hir·un·dine
Pronunciation: /hiˈrəndin, -ˌdīn


  • A songbird of the swallow family (Hirundinidae).
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    • In fact only during cool, wet or windy conditions will all the hirundines and the swift be found feeding together.
    • The house-martin is a socially monogamous and monomorphic hirundine.
    • We have now investigated the selection pressures acting on tail morphology in a variety of hirundine species, and obtained highly consistent results.


mid 19th century: from Latin hirundo 'swallow' + -ine1.

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