a brown parasitic Eurasian orchid, Neottia nidus-avis, whose thick fleshy roots resemble a bird's nest and contain a fungus on which the orchid feeds
a parasitic Eurasian plant, Monotropa hypopitys, whose thick fleshy roots resemble a bird's nest and contain a fungus on which the plant feeds: family Monotropaeceae
Which Came First: Turkey The Bird, Or Turkey The Nation?The republic of Turkey (look north of Egypt, east of Greece) isn't exactly a breeding ground for the bird that Americans associate with Thanksgiving. In fact, the turkey is native to North America ... so, why do they share the same name?
A Flamboyance Of Flamingos And Other Brilliant Bird Group NamesRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
- bird's-foot trefoil,
- bird's-foot violet,
- bird's-nest fern,
- bird's-nest fungus,
- bird's-nest soup,
- bird-breeder's lung,
- bird-catcher tree
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