Definition of Hirundo

1. Noun. Type genus of the Hirundinidae.




Definition of Hirundo

1. n. A genus of birds including the swallows and martins.

Medical Definition of Hirundo

1. A genus of birds including the swallows and martins. Origin: L, swallow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Hirundo Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hirundo

hirsutism
hirsutisms
hirt extraction
hirtellous
hirudicide
hirudin
hirudinal
hirudine
hirudinea
hirudinean
hirudiniasis
hirudinization
hirudins
hirudo
hirundine
hirundo (current term)
his
his back is up
his bundle electrography
his bundle studies
his nibs
his nob
his operon
hisactophilin
hish
hished
hishes
hishing
hisingerite

Literary usage of Hirundo

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1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"That from high mountains, hirundo metta, L.; Edw. 27; Vaill. ... (l) hirundo, Cuv. The Swallows proper have the toes and sternum disposed like those of the ..."

2. A history of British birds, indigenous and migratory by William Macgillivray (1852)
"Sterna hirundo. Temm. Man. d'Ornith II. 740. Common Tern. ... Sterna hirundo. Bonap. Comp. List, 61. Bill about the length of the head, rather slender, ..."

3. The Pamphleteer by Abraham John Valpy (1814)
"hirundo rustica. Edward Forster, jun. to whom I am indebted for much ... hirundo opus, the first week in May; not frequent for many day* afterwards. ..."

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