Hirundine Hi*run"dine, a. (Zo["o]l.) Like or pertaining to the swallows. [1913 Webster]

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  • hirundine — /hi run din, duyn/, adj. of, pertaining to, or resembling the swallow. [1825 35; < LL hirundineus of a swallow, equiv. to hirundin (s. of hirundo) swallow + eus adj. suffix; see EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • hirundine — 1. adjective /hɪˈɹʌndʌɪn/ pertaining to a swallow 2. noun /hɪˈɹʌndʌɪn/ a member of the swallow family , 1973: ‘…and so, gentlemen, I believe I may confidently state that the hibernation of swallows, and of all other hirundines, is conclusively… …   Wiktionary

  • hirundine — [ hɪrʌndʌɪn, hɪ rʌndʌɪn] noun Ornithology a bird of the swallow family (Hirundinidae). Origin C19: from L. hirundo swallow + ine1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • hirundine — hirun·dine …   English syllables

  • hirundine — /hɪˈrʌndaɪn/ (say hi runduyn) adjective of, relating to, or resembling the swallow. {Late Latin hirundineus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hirundine —   a. pertaining to or like a swallow; n. such bird.    ♦ hirundinous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • hirundine — I. hə̇ˈrəndə̇n, ˌdīn; ˈhirənˌdīn adjective Etymology: Latin hirundo swallow + English ine : of, relating to, or resembling the swallow II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swallow — This article is about the family of birds. For the action, see Swallowing. For other uses, see Swallow (disambiguation). Swallows Red rumped Swallow Scientific classificatio …   Wikipedia

  • HIRUNDO — I. HIRUNDO Diis olim Penatibus carum animal, uti ex Aeliano docet LIl. Girald. de Gentium Diis, et ex Varronis in Menippeis loco, de templo Apollinis exusto, cuius Arnob. meminit adv. Gentes l. 6. God. Stewech. Electis ad eum: avis migratoria est …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Mosque Swallow — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order …   Wikipedia

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