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nidifugous

[ nahy-dif-yuh-guhs ]

adjective

  1. leaving the nest shortly after hatching.


nidifugous

/ nɪˈdɪfjʊɡəs /

adjective

  1. (of young birds) leaving the nest very soon after hatching


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nidifugous1

1900–05; < Latin nīd- (stem of nīdus ) nest + -i- -i- + fug ( ere ) to flee, take flight + -ous
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Word History and Origins

Origin of nidifugous1

C19: from Latin nīdus nest + fugere to flee

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