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Meaning of BIRD'S NEST

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  nest where birds lay their eggs and hatch their young
 See Also: aerie, aery, eyrie, eyry, nest



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bird's" nest`\, or Bird's-nest \Bird's-nest\, n.
1. The nest in which a bird lays eggs and hatches her young.

2. (Cookery) The nest of a small swallow ({Collocalia
   nidifica} and several allied species), of China and the
   neighboring countries, which is mixed with soups.

Note: The nests are found in caverns and fissures of cliffs
      on rocky coasts, and are composed in part of alg[ae].
      They are of the size of a goose egg, and in substance
      resemble isinglass. See Illust. under {Edible}.

3. (Bot.) An orchideous plant with matted roots, of the genus
   {Neottia} ({N. nidus-avis.})

{Bird's-nest pudding}, a pudding containing apples whose
   cores have been replaced by sugar.

{Yellow bird's nest}, a plant, the {Monotropa hypopitys}.