Nidulate
Nidulate \Nid"u*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Nidulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nidulating}.] [L. nidulari, fr. nidulus, dim. of nidus a nest.] To make a nest, as a bird. [R.] --Cockeram. [1913 Webster]

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  • nidulate — nid·u·late …   English syllables

  • nidulate — ˈnijəˌlāt adjective Etymology: Latin nidulatus, past participle of nidulari to make a nest, from nidulus small nest, diminutive of nidus nest more at nest : nidulant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nidulated — Nidulate Nid u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Nidulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nidulating}.] [L. nidulari, fr. nidulus, dim. of nidus a nest.] To make a nest, as a bird. [R.] Cockeram. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nidulating — Nidulate Nid u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Nidulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nidulating}.] [L. nidulari, fr. nidulus, dim. of nidus a nest.] To make a nest, as a bird. [R.] Cockeram. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nidificate — verb To make or build a nest. Syn: nidify, nidulate …   Wiktionary

  • nidify — verb /ˈnɪd.əˌfaɪ/ To make a nest. It is only within the last few years that naturalists have clearly determined that some species of fish make nests for the reception of their spawn Five or six kinds are now ascertained to nidify; and of these,… …   Wiktionary

  • nidulation — ˌnijəˈlāshən noun ( s) Etymology: obsolete English nidulate to make a nest (from Latin nidulatus, past participle) + English ion : nest building : nesting …   Useful english dictionary

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