nidicolous

[ nahy-dik-uh-luh s ]
/ naɪˈdɪk ə ləs /

adjective

remaining in the nest for a period after hatching.
Compare nidifugous.

Origin of nidicolous

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