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bird's-nest soup

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  1. a Chinese soup made from the mucilaginous lining of the nests of the Asiatic swift.

Origin of bird's-nest soup

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for bird's-nest soup

bird's-nest soup

  1. a rich spicy Chinese soup made from the outer part of the nests of SE Asian swifts of the genus Collocalia
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