renest

verb
re·​nest | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈnest How to pronounce renest (audio) \
renested; renesting

Definition of renest

intransitive verb

: to nest again specifically : to build or settle in a new nest during a single breeding season The adults live to nest again, as is often true when kites lose their young to natural predators, but the chance they'll renest in the same spot is minimized. — Jim Parker

First Known Use of renest

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Renest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/renest. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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