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nestling

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English nestling, equivalent to nest +‎ -ling.

NounEdit

nestling (plural nestlings)

  1. A small bird that is still confined to the nest.
  2. (obsolete) A nest; a receptacle.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From nestle +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

nestling

  1. Present participle of nestle.