bird's nest soup
noun Date: 1818 a soup made with the nest of a swiftlet (especially Collocalia fuciphaga) that builds it using a glutinous secretion from its salivary glands

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  • Bird's nest soup — is a delicacyMarcone, Massimo F. (2005) Characterization of the edible bird s nest the Caviar of the East . Food Research International 38:1125 1134.] in Chinese cuisine. A few species of swift, the cave swifts, are renowned for building the… …   Wikipedia

  • bird's-nest soup — bird s′ nest soup′ n. coo a Chinese soup made from the mucilaginous lining of swiftlet nests • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • bird's nest soup — n. a Chinese soup made from the dried gelatinous coating of the nests of swifts and other birds * * * ˌbird s nest ˈsoup 7 [bird s nest soup] noun uncountable a type of Chinese soup, made from a substance that is found in birds nests …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird's-nest soup — a Chinese soup made from the mucilaginous lining of the nests of the Asiatic swift. [1870 75] * * * bird s nest soup noun (Chinese cookery) A soup made from swallows nests • • • Main Entry: ↑bird …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird's nest soup — /bɜdz nɛst ˈsup/ (say berdz nest soohp) noun a Chinese soup prepared from the gelatinous nests of any of several species of Indo Australian swift of the Collocalia family. Also, birds nest soup. {translation of Mandarin yàn wō, literally, swallow …   Australian English dictionary

  • bird's-nest soup — a Chinese soup made from the mucilaginous lining of the nests of the Asiatic swift. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • bird's nest soup — noun (in Chinese cookery) a soup made from the dried gelatinous coating of the nests of swifts and other birds …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bird's nest — may refer to: *Bird nest *Bird s nest soup, a delicacy made from the salivary excretions of the swiftlet *Seafood birdsnest, a southern Chinese dish made of taro * Bird s Nest, the nickname of the Beijing National Stadium constructed for the 2008 …   Wikipedia

  • bird's nest n — Waiter, there s a bird in my soup. That s all right, sir. It s bird s nest soup …   English expressions

  • bird's nest — noun nest where birds lay their eggs and hatch their young • Syn: ↑bird nest, ↑birdnest • Hypernyms: ↑nest • Hyponyms: ↑aerie, ↑aery, ↑eyrie, ↑eyry …   Useful english dictionary

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