ni·​di·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌni-də-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce nidification (audio)
: the act, process, or technique of building a nest

Word History


Medieval Latin nidification-, nidificatio, from Latin nidificare to build a nest, from nidus nest

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nidification was in 1658

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Cite this Entry

“Nidification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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