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2 definitions found
 for Cliff swallow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cliff \Cliff\ (kl[i^]f), n. [AS. clif, cloef; akin to OS. klif,
     D. klif, klip, Icel. klif, Dan. & G. klippe, Sw. klippa;
     perh. orig. a climbing place. See Climb.]
     A high, steep rock; a precipice.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Cliff swallow (Zool.), a North American swallow
        ({Petrochelidon lunifrons), which builds its nest against
        cliffs; the eaves swallow.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cliff swallow
      n 1: North American swallow that lives in colonies and builds
           bottle-shaped mud nests on cliffs and walls [syn: cliff
           swallow, Hirundo pyrrhonota]

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