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nidicolous

[nahy-dik-uh-luh s] /naɪˈdɪk ə ləs/
adjective
1.
remaining in the nest for a period after hatching.
Compare nidifugous.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Latin nīd- (stem of nīdus) nest + -i- + -colous
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nidicolous

/nɪˈdɪkələs/
adjective
1.
(of young birds) remaining in the nest for some time after hatching
Word Origin
C19: from Latin nīdus nest + colere to inhabit
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Word Origin and History for nidicolous
adj.

of birds, "bearing young which are helpless at birth," 1920, from Modern Latin Nidicolae (1894), from Latin nidus (see nest (n.)) + colere "to inhabit" (see colony). Contrasted to nidifugous birds (1902), whose young are well-developed and leave the nest at birth (from Latin fugere "to flee").

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