Definition of House martin

1. Noun. Common small European martin that builds nests under the eaves of houses.

Exact synonyms: Delichon Urbica
Generic synonyms: Martin
Group relationships: Delichon, Genus Delichon



Definition of House martin

1. Noun. A migratory passerine bird of the swallow family, ''Delichon urbicum''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of House Martin

house decorator
house detective
house divided
house door
house doors
house finch
house floor
house floors
house frau
house guest
house husband
house husbands
house keeper
house martin (current term)
house martins
house master
house mice
house mouse
house music
house number
house numbers
house of God
house of accommodation
house of cards
house of correction
house of detention

Literary usage of House martin

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1. The Story of the White House by Esther Singleton (1907)
"Bodisco at the White House; Martin Van Buren as a Host; Mr. Ogle's Reproaches on the President's Luxury; Expenditures on the President's Mansion and Grounds ..."

2. The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White, George Christopher Davies (1890)
"THE HOUSE-MARTIN. I forgot to mention that I once saw, in Christ Church College quadrangle in Oxford, on a very sunny warm morning, a house- martin flying ..."

3. English Prose from Mandeville to Ruskin by William Peacock (1903)
"THE house martin In obedience to your injunctions I sit down to give you some account of the house martin or martlet; and, if my monography of this little ..."

4. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1903)
"Farnborough (D)—For the first time in my 30 years of observation I have not seen an orange- tip butterfly during May. Lexden (E)—5th. House-martin first ..."

5. The Monthly Chronicle of North Country Lore and Legend (1889)
"... ¡IHE house martin ... appearance in this country before • • relatives the chimney swallow and house martin. ..."

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