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bird's-nest soup

noun
1.
a Chinese soup made from the mucilaginous lining of the nests of the Asiatic swift.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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British Dictionary definitions for bird's-nest soup

bird's-nest soup

noun
1.
a rich spicy Chinese soup made from the outer part of the nests of SE Asian swifts of the genus Collocalia
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