Esculent swallow


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Esculent swallow (Zoöl) the swallow which makes the edible bird's-nest. See Edible bird's-nest, under Edible.
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In literature:

The bird is called the esculent swallow, and the trade in this strange article of diet is a very large one.
"The Swiss Family Robinson" by Jean Rudolph Wyss