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