noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
a serpent in Niflheim who gnaws upon the lowermost root of Yggdrasil.
[nahy-dik-uh-luh s] /naɪˈdɪk ə ləs/ adjective 1. remaining in the nest for a period after hatching. /nɪˈdɪkələs/ adjective 1. (of young birds) remaining in the nest for some time after hatching adj. of birds, “bearing young which are helpless at birth,” 1920, from Modern Latin Nidicolae (1894), from Latin nidus (see nest (n.)) + colere […]
[nid-uh-fi-keyt] /ˈnɪd ə fɪˌkeɪt/ verb (used without object), nidificated, nidificating. 1. to build a nest.
[nid-uh-fi-keyt] /ˈnɪd ə fɪˌkeɪt/ verb (used without object), nidificated, nidificating. 1. to build a nest. n. “nest-building,” 1650s, from nidify, from Latin nidus “a nest” (see nest (n.)) + -ify.
[nahy-dif-yuh-guh s] /naɪˈdɪf yə gəs/ adjective 1. leaving the nest shortly after hatching. /nɪˈdɪfjʊɡəs/ adjective 1. (of young birds) leaving the nest very soon after hatching