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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Definitions for nidificate

  1. to build a nest.

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Citations for nidificate
Many nidificate in holes of trees, or in the earth; the eggs are white and subspherical. Richard Owen, On the Anatomy of Vertebrates, Vol. II, 1866
"Take," said he, "every thing belongin' to you out of my establishment: you were always a plague to me, but now more so than ever. Be quick, sirra, and nidificate for yourself somewhere else." William Carleton, "The Poor Scholar," Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, 1830
Origin of nidificate
Nidificate entered English in the early 1800s from the Latin nīdificāre meaning "to build a nest."