Definition of Nidicolous

1. Adjective. (of birds) remaining in the nest for a time after hatching.

Antonyms: Nidifugous



Definition of Nidicolous

1. Adjective. (zoology) Tending to stay at the nest or birthplace for a long time after birth, due to dependence on the parents for feeding and protection. ¹

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Definition of Nidicolous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nidicolous

nidder
niddering
nidderings
niddicock
nide
nided
nidering
niderings
nides
nidgeries
nidgery
nidget
nidgets
nidi
nidicolous (current term)
nidificate
nidificated
nidificates
nidificating
nidification
nidifications
nidified
nidifies
nidifugous
nidify
nidifying
niding
nidings

Literary usage of Nidicolous

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1. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Well ' flying, aquatic, nidicolous; with all the four toes webbed together. ... Piscivorous, nidicolous, waders; with complicated hypo tarsus and with long ..."

2. Zoology: An Elementary Text-book by Arthur Everett Shipley, Ernest William MacBride (1904)
"nidicolous; wings transformed into rowing paddles ; feathers small and scale-like. ... nidicolous, well flying, pelagic; sheath of bill compound. ..."

3. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1919)
"... (nearly nidicolous) ; habits aquatic. The Lari are long-winged swimming birds, of graceful, bouyant, and powerful flight, with anterior toes more or ..."

4. Bulletin by United States National Museum (1901)
"the tail large and fan-shaped; young nidicolous. //. ... (or at least not strictly nidicolous) and ... ca'ca nonfunctional: young nidicolous and ..."

5. Bulletin by United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution (1901)
"... the tail large and fan-shaped; young nidicolous. ... (or at least not strictly nidicolous) and ..."

6. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"... and the nidicolous, terms which we may translate as nest-quitting and nest-dwelling, though perhaps something of the distinction is conveyed in the two ..."

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