A songbird of the swallow family (Hirundinidae).
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of hirundine in:
- The British & World English dictionary