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esculent swallow (s) (noun), esculent swallows (pl)
1. The swallow that makes the edible bird's-nest.
2. The nest of a small swallow, or bird, of China and the neighboring countries which is mixed with soups.

The nests are found in caverns and fissures of cliffs on rocky coasts, and are composed in part of algae. They are of the size of a goose egg, and in substance resemble isinglass.

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