ni·​dic·​o·​lous nī-ˈdi-kə-ləs How to pronounce nidicolous (audio)
: reared for a time in a nest
: living in a nest
especially : sharing the nest of another kind of animal

Word History


Latin nidus nest + English -colous — more at nest

First Known Use

circa 1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nidicolous was circa 1902

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“Nidicolous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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