edible bird's nest

noun

Definition of edible bird's nest

: the nest of various small swifts (genus Collocalia) of southern Asia and neighboring islands that is made chiefly of the dried glutinous secretion of the salivary glands of the birds and is used in making soup

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“Edible bird's nest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edible%20bird%27s%20nest. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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