nidifugous

nidifugous

[nahy-dif-yuh-guhs]
adjective
leaving the nest shortly after hatching.
Compare nidicolous.


Origin:
1900–05; < Latin nīd- (stem of nīdus) nest + -i- -i- + fug(ere) to flee, take flight + -ous

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nidifugous (nɪˈdɪfjʊɡəs)
 
adj
(of young birds) leaving the nest very soon after hatching
 
[C19: from Latin nīdus nest + fugere to flee]

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