bird's nest


bird's nest
noun
nest where birds lay their eggs and hatch their young
Syn: ↑bird nest, ↑birdnest
Hypernyms: ↑nest
Hyponyms: ↑aerie, ↑aery, ↑eyrie, ↑eyry

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noun
1. : the nest in which a bird lays eggs and hatches young
2.
a. : edible bird's nest; also : a substitute used in the preparation of soup
b. : any of several dishes commonly containing nuts or fruit (as an apple dumpling or a cobbler)
3. : any of several plants having a real or fancied resemblance to a bird's nest; especially : wild carrot
4. : crow's nest 1a
5. : a snarl of fishing line at the reel : backlash

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1. nest (def. 1).
2. Angling. backlash (def. 4).
[1590-1600]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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