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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

nest English Thesaurus

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

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

turkey nest British & World English

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

fly the nest British & World English

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

foul one's nest British & World English

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

a hornets' nest British & World English

A situation fraught with difficulties or complications

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 British & World English

Make money for oneself in an opportunistic or selfish way

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

fly the nest in fly1 British & World English

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

foul one's nest in foul 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

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

feather one's nest in feather British & World English

Make money for oneself in an opportunistic or selfish way

cuckoo in the nest in cuckoo British & World English

An unwelcome intruder in a place or situation

turkey nest dam in turkey nest British & World English

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

turkey nest tank in turkey nest British & World English

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

foul one's own nest in foul British & World English

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

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

feather one's own nest in feather British & World English

Make money for oneself in an opportunistic or selfish way

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


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