from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of swifts, or small swallow-like birds, of the family Cypselidæ.
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- n. a genus of Apodidae
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Among the Chinese delicacies are birds 'nests (Yen-wo), nests of the collocalia brevirostris, which are made with seaweed