a tropical fern, Asplenium nidus, having fronds arranged in clumps resembling a bird’s nest.
any fungus of the order Nidulariales, having fruiting bodies that resemble a bird’s nest containing eggs. noun any fungus of the family Nidulariaceae, having a nestlike spore-producing body containing egglike spore-filled structures
a Chinese soup made from the mucilaginous lining of the nests of the Asiatic swift. noun a rich spicy Chinese soup made from the outer part of the nests of SE Asian swifts of the genus Collocalia
any of several passerine birds of the family Paradisaeidae, of New Guinea and adjacent islands, the males of which have ornate, colorful plumage. Also called bird-of-paradise flower. any of several plants of the genus Strelitzia, native to southern Africa, especially S. reginae, having a large, showy orange and blue inflorescence. a small tree or shrub, […]
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