nidifugous


ni·dif·u·gous

adjective \nī-ˈdi-fyə-gəs\

Definition of NIDIFUGOUS

:  leaving the nest soon after hatching

Origin of NIDIFUGOUS

Latin nidus nest + fugere to flee — more at fugitive
First Known Use: 1896

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