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 for ((Chelidon rustica
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swallow \Swal"low\, n. [OE. swalowe, AS. swalewe, swealwe; akin
     to D. zwaluw, OHG. swalawa, G. schwalbe, Icel. & Sw. svala,
     Dan. svale.]
     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of passerine birds of
        the family Hirundinidae, especially one of those species
        in which the tail is deeply forked. They have long,
        pointed wings, and are noted for the swiftness and
        gracefulness of their flight.
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     Note: The most common North American species are the barn
           swallow (see under Barn), the cliff, or eaves,
           swallow (see under Cliff), the white-bellied, or
           tree, swallow ({Tachycineta bicolor), and the bank
           swallow (see under Bank). The common European swallow
           ({Chelidon rustica), and the window swallow, or martin
           ({Chelidon urbica), are familiar species.
           [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of swifts which
        resemble the true swallows in form and habits, as the
        common American chimney swallow, or swift.
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     3. (Naut.) The aperture in a block through which the rope
        reeves. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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     Swallow plover (Zool.), any one of several species of
        fork-tailed ploverlike birds of the genus Glareola, as
        Glareola orientalis of India; a pratincole.
     Swallow shrike (Zool.), any one of several species of East
        Indian and Asiatic birds of the family Artamiidae,
        allied to the shrikes but similar to swallows in
        appearance and habits. The ashy swallow shrike ({Artamus
        fuscus) is common in India.
     Swallow warbler (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        East Indian and Australian singing birds of the genus
        Dicaeum. They are allied to the honeysuckers.
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