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mar=tin

CIDE DICTIONARY

martinn. [Etymol. uncertain.].
     A perforated stone-faced runner for grinding.  [1913 Webster]
martinn. [F. martin, from the proper name Martin. Cf. Martlet.].
     One of several species of swallows, usually having the tail less deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows.  [1913 Webster]
    " The American purple martin, or bee martin (Progne subis or Progne purpurea), and the European house martin, or window martin (Hirundo urbica or Chelidon urbica), are the best known species."  [1913 Webster]
Bank martin. (a) The bank swallow. See under Bank. (b) The fairy martin. See under Fairy. -- Bee martin. (a) The purple martin. (b) The kingbird. -- Sand martin, the bank swallow.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

martin, n. any of several swallows of the family Hirundinidae, esp. the house-martin and sand-martin.

Etymology
prob. f. St Martin: see MARTINMAS

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