nestling

noun nest·ling \ ˈnest-liŋ \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of nestling

: a young bird that has not left the nest

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First Known Use of nestling

14th century


NESTLING Defined for English Language Learners

nestling

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Definition of nestling for English Language Learners

  • : a young bird that is not yet able to fly away from the nest


NESTLING Defined for Kids

nestling

noun nest·ling \ ˈnest-liŋ \

Definition of nestling for Students

: a young bird not yet able to leave the nest

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