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bird's nest definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: nest where birds lay their eggs and hatch their young [syn: bird's nest, bird nest, birdnest]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bird's nest Bird's" nest`, or Bird's-nest Bird's-nest, n. 1. The nest in which a bird lays eggs and hatches her young. 2. (Cookery) The nest of a small swallow (Collocalia nidifica and several allied species), of China and the neighboring countries, which is mixed with soups. Note: The nests are found in caverns and fissures of cliffs on rocky coasts, and are composed in part of alg[ae]. They are of the size of a goose egg, and in substance resemble isinglass. See Illust. under Edible.


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