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nestling

noun [C] uk   /ˈnest.lɪŋ/ us  
a young bird that has not yet learned to fly and still lives in the nest built by its parents
Translations of “nestling”
in Chinese (Traditional) (還不會飛的)雛鳥, 未離巢的小鳥…
in Chinese (Simplified) (还不会飞的)雏鸟, 未离巢的小鸟…
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