Meaning of rough-winged swallow

rough'-winged swal'low

Pronunciation: (ruf'wingd"), [key]
  1. either of two New World swallows of the genus Stelgidopteryx, having outer primary feathers with small barblike hooks on the margins.
  2. any of several African swallows of the genus Psalidoprocne, having similar feathers.
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