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nest British & World English

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

love nest British & World English

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

nest box British & World English

A box provided for a bird to make its nest in

nest egg British & World English

A sum of money saved for the future

bird's-nest British & World English

A brownish or yellowish saprophytic flowering plant of the wintergreen family, with scale-like leaves

crow's nest British & World English

A shelter or platform fixed at the masthead of a vessel as a place for a lookout to stand

mare's nest British & World English

A complex or confused situation; a muddle

foul one's nest in foul British & World English

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

fly the nest in fly1 British & World English

(Of a young person) leave their parents' home to set up home elsewhere

fly the nest British & World English

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

stick-nest rat British & World English

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

bird's-nest orchid British & World English

A European woodland orchid which lacks chlorophyll, the whole plant being yellowish brown. Its nest-like mass of thick roots absorbs nutrients from a soil-dwelling fungus

bird's nest soup British & World English

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

feather one's nest in feather British & World English

Make money for oneself in an opportunistic or selfish way

feather one's nest British & World English

Make money for oneself in an opportunistic or selfish way

foul one's nest British & World English

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

a hornets' nest in hornet British & World English

A situation fraught with difficulties or complications

a hornets' nest British & World English

A situation fraught with difficulties or complications

cuckoo in the nest in cuckoo British & World English

An unwelcome intruder in a place or situation

cuckoo in the nest British & World English

An unwelcome intruder in a place or situation

edible-nest swiftlet British & World English

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

bird's-nest fungus in bird's-nest British & World English

A Eurasian and North American fungus with a small bowl-shaped fruiting body that opens to reveal egg-shaped organs containing the spores

giant bird’s-nest in bird's-nest British & World English

A brownish or yellowish saprophytic flowering plant of the wintergreen family, with scale-like leaves

yellow bird’s-nest in bird's-nest British & World English

A brownish or yellowish saprophytic flowering plant of the wintergreen family, with scale-like leaves

common bird’s-nest in bird's-nest British & World English

A Eurasian and North American fungus with a small bowl-shaped fruiting body that opens to reveal egg-shaped organs containing the spores

nest English Thesaurus

in May and June, the females build a nest and incubate their eggs

nest English-Spanish

nido m

nest box English-Spanish

ponedero m

nest egg English-Spanish

ahorros

nest-building English-Spanish

contrucción

machine-gun nest in nest English-Spanish

nido m de ametralladoras

a nest of subversion in nest English-Spanish

un foco de subversión

to foul one's own nest in nest English-Spanish

tirar piedras a su (or mi etc) propio tejado

to stir up a hornet's nest in hornet English-Spanish

armar mucho revuelo, alborotar el avispero

her hair is a real bird's nest in bird English-Spanish

tiene el pelo hecho una verdadera maraña


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