nidicolous

adjective
ni·​dic·​o·​lous | \ nī-ˈdi-kə-ləs How to pronounce nidicolous (audio) \

Definition of nidicolous

1 : reared for a time in a nest
2 : living in a nest especially : sharing the nest of another kind of animal

First Known Use of nidicolous

circa 1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nidicolous

Latin nidus nest + English -colous — more at nest

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The first known use of nidicolous was circa 1902

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“Nidicolous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nidicolous. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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