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Nidicolous



[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 “to inhabit” (see colony). Contrasted to nidifugous birds (1902), whose young are well-developed and leave the nest at birth (from Latin fugere “to flee”).

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    [nid-uh-fi-keyt] /ˈnɪd ə fɪˌkeɪt/ verb (used without object), nidificated, nidificating. 1. to build a nest.

  • Nidification

    [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.



  • Nidifugous

    [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

  • Nidify

    [nid-uh-fahy] /ˈnɪd əˌfaɪ/ verb (used without object), nidified, nidifying. 1. . /ˈnɪdɪˌfaɪ/ verb -fies, -fying, -fied, -cates, -cating, -cated 1. (intransitive) (of a bird) to make or build a nest



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