bird's nest soup

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Definition of bird's nest soup

: a soup made with the nest of a swiftlet (especially Collocalia fuciphaga) that builds it using a glutinous secretion from its salivary glands

First Known Use of bird's nest soup

1744, in the meaning defined above

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