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nest US English

A structure or place made or chosen by a bird for laying eggs and sheltering its young

nest US Thesaurus

the birds built a nest

love nest US English

A place where two lovers spend time together, especially in secret

nest box US English

A box provided for a bird to make its nest in

nest egg US English

A sum of money saved for the future

nest egg US Thesaurus

her nest egg wasn't much, but it was enough to keep the wolves from the door

bird's-nest US English

A North American brownish or yellowish flowering plant of the wintergreen family, with scalelike leaves. The bird’s-nest is a saprophyte that lacks chlorophyll. Also called giant bird’s-nest

crow's nest US English

A shelter or platform fixed near the top of the mast of a vessel as a place for a lookout to stand

mare's nest US English

A complex and difficult situation; a muddle

turkey nest US English

A reservoir built in flat country that has a high embankment of earth around it

fly the nest US English

(Of a young bird) leave its nest on becoming able to fly

foul one's nest US English

Do something damaging or harmful to oneself or one’s own interests

a hornets' nest US English

A situation fraught with difficulties or complications

stick-nest rat US English

A fluffy-haired gregarious Australian rat that builds nests of interwoven sticks

bird's-nest orchid US English

A European woodland orchid that lacks chlorophyll, the whole plant being yellowish-brown. It obtains nourishment by linking its nestlike mass of thick roots to a soil-dwelling fungus from which it absorbs nutrients

bird's nest soup US English

A Chinese soup made from the dried gelatinous coating of the nests of swifts and other birds

feather one's nest US English

Make money illicitly and at someone else’s expense

cuckoo in the nest US English

An unwelcome intruder in a place or situation

edible-nest swiftlet US English

A small Asian swift whose nest, constructed from solidified saliva, is used to make Chinese bird’s-nest soup

fly the nest in fly1 US English

(Of a young bird) leave its nest on becoming able to fly

foul one's nest in foul US English

Do something damaging or harmful to oneself or one’s own interests

a hornets' nest in hornet US English

A situation fraught with difficulties or complications

bird's-nest fungus in bird's-nest US English

A fungus of worldwide distribution that grows on dead wood and other plant debris. It produces a small bowl-shaped fruiting body that opens to reveal egg-shaped organs containing the spores

feather one's nest in feather US English

Make money illicitly and at someone else’s expense

cuckoo in the nest in cuckoo US English

An unwelcome intruder in a place or situation

turkey nest dam in turkey nest US English

A reservoir built in flat country that has a high embankment of earth around it

turkey nest tank in turkey nest US English

A reservoir built in flat country that has a high embankment of earth around it

foul one's own nest in foul US English

Do something damaging or harmful to oneself or one’s own interests

giant bird’s-nest in bird's-nest US English

A North American brownish or yellowish flowering plant of the wintergreen family, with scalelike leaves. The bird’s-nest is a saprophyte that lacks chlorophyll. Also called giant bird’s-nest

feather one's own nest in feather US English

Make money illicitly and at someone else’s expense


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