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nest

noun [C]
 
 
/nest/
a home built by birds for their eggs and by some other creatures to live in: a birds'/wasps' nest Animal dwellings - naturalAnimal Dwellings - man-made
Translations of “nest”
in Korean 둥지…
in Arabic عُش…
in French nid…
in Turkish kuş yuvası, yuva…
in Italian nido…
in Chinese (Traditional) 家, (鳥類或昆蟲的)窩,巢, (某些動物的)穴…
in Russian гнездо…
in Polish gniazdo…
in Spanish nido…
in Portuguese ninho…
in German das Nest…
in Catalan niu…
in Japanese (鳥などの)巣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 家, (鸟类或昆虫的)窝,巢, 某些动物的穴…
(Definition of nest noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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