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Nidificate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Nidificate To make a nest. "Where are the fishes which nidificated in trees?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nidificate To build a nest; nestle.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. nidificare, nidificatum,; nidus, nest + -ficare,in comp.) to make. See -fy, and cf. nest

Usage

In literature:

Thanks about the instinct of nidification, and for your answers on many points.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Associated Words: nidificate, nidification, neossine, caliology, cubilose, nidulant.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Be quick, sirra, and nidificate for yourself somewhere else.
"The Poor Scholar" by William Carleton
The forest resounds with singing birds, intent on nidification.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
In July and August not less than thirty species of waterfowl nidificate.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
In the season of nidification the wildest birds are comparatively tame.
"The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2" by Gilbert White
It will be seen that this division of birds according to their nidification, bears little relation to the character of the nest itself.
"Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection" by Alfred Russel Wallace
PARMENTIER, differences in the nidification of pigeons, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
CAPITONIDAE, colours and nidification of the, ii.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
The Nuthatch is singular, too, in its mode of nidification.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
All the species seem to have similar habits of nidification.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4" by Various
In its nidification it also comes nearest to that species.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
I know nothing of its nidification.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
I know nothing of its nidification.
"Extinct Birds" by Walter Rothschild
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