birds nest soup

bird's-nest soup

noun
a Chinese soup made from the mucilaginous lining of the nests of the Asiatic swift.

Origin:
1870–75

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To birds nest soup
Collins
World English Dictionary
bird's-nest soup
 
n
a rich spicy Chinese soup made from the outer part of the nests of SE Asian swifts of the genus Collocalia

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature