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nidicolous

[ nahy-dik-uh-luhs ]
/ naɪˈdɪk ə ləs /
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adjective
remaining in the nest for a period after hatching.
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Origin of nidicolous

1900–05; <Latin nīd- (stem of nīdus) nest + -i- + -colous

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British Dictionary definitions for nidicolous

nidicolous
/ (nɪˈdɪkələs) /

adjective
(of young birds) remaining in the nest for some time after hatching

Word Origin for nidicolous

C19: from Latin nīdus nest + colere to inhabit
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