(mainly Brit) another word for sinkhole (sense 1)
- Swallowing reflex
swallowing reflex n. Swallowing caused by stimulation of the palate, fauces, or posterior pharyngeal wall. Also called pharyngeal reflex.
noun 1. the tail of a swallow or a deeply forked tail like that of a swallow. 2. any of several butterflies of the genus Papilio, characterized by elongated hind wings that resemble the tail of a swallow, as P. polyxenes (black swallowtail) Compare spicebush swallowtail, tiger swallowtail, zebra swallowtail. 3. tail coat. noun 1. […]
- Swallow-tailed coat
noun 1. tail coat. swallow-tailed coat noun 1. another name for tail coat
- Swallow-tailed kite
noun 1. an American kite, Elanoides forficatus, having black upper parts, white head and underparts, and a long, deeply forked tail.