Definition of Nestling

1. Noun. Young bird not yet fledged.

Exact synonyms: Baby Bird
Generic synonyms: Young Bird



2. Noun. A young person of either sex. "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"

Definition of Nestling

1. n. A young bird which has not abandoned the nest.

2. a. Newly hatched; being yet in the nest.

Definition of Nestling

1. Noun. A small bird that is still confined to the nest. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of nestle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nestling

1. a young bird [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nestling

nestful
nestfuls
nestin
nesting
nesting behaviour
nesting habitat
nesting place
nestings
nestle
nestled
nestler
nestlers
nestles
nestless
nestlike
nestling (current term)
nestlingly
nestlings
nestmate
nestmates
nestohedra
nestohedron
nestor
nestors
nests
nestsful
neststraw
net
net-earnings
net-like

Literary usage of Nestling

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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"Crrw, sv nestling, Canary-birds brought up by Hand. 1728. BAILEY, Diet, sv TO KEEP A nestling ... What a nestling you keep, how restless and uneasy you are. ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"The crop contents of a nestling of this species taken at Boxford, Mass.. on August 12, 1905, were sent to Prof. Beai at Washington, and the following ..."

3. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Roger, Matthew Paris (1849)
"The next part of the sentence, " shall rejoice in her third nestling," may be understood in this way:—The queen's first-born son, ..."

4. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"Left innominate of a nestling. The cartilage is dotted, ae. acetabulum ; a. tr. antl-trochanter; it. pre-acetabular. and it', post- acetabular portion of ..."

5. A History of the Earth, and Animated Natureby Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving by Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving (1854)
"Previous, however, to laying, the work of" nestling becomes the common care ; and this is performed with no small degree of assiduity and apparent design. ..."

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