1. [syn: Progne, genus Progne]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Progne \Prog"ne\ (pr[o^]g"n[-e]), n. [L., a swallow,
traditionally said to be fr. Progne (The sister of
Philomela), who was changed into a swallow, Gr. Pro`knh.]
(a) A swallow.
(b) A genus of swallows including the purple martin. See
(c) An American butterfly (Polygonia Progne syn. Vanessa
Progne). It is orange and black above, grayish beneath,
with an L-shaped silver mark on the hind wings. Called
also gray comma.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a genus of Hirundinidae [syn: Progne, genus Progne]