- remaining in the nest for a period after hatching.
Origin of nidicolous
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Carnivorous, desmognathous, nidicolous, without functional caeca.
- (of young birds) remaining in the nest for some time after hatching
C19: from Latin nīdus nest + colere to inhabit
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Word Origin and History for nidicolous
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