What is another word for nestling?

Pronunciation: [nˈɛslɪŋ] (IPA)

Nestling is a term used to describe a baby bird that has hatched but is still too young to leave the nest. Synonyms for nestling include chick, fledgling, hatchling, and baby bird. These words all refer to juveniles of various bird species that are not yet fully developed. Other synonyms for nestling can depend on the particular bird species, such as cygnet for a baby swan or eaglet for a baby eagle. The term "nestling" can be used more broadly to describe any young animal that is still heavily dependent on its parents, such as a baby deer or squirrel.

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Usage examples for Nestling

A saucer of bread and milk being placed on the ground, they fed out of it together, and afterwards would retire to a corner to sleep, the partridge nestling between the dog's legs, and never stirring till his companion awoke.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity"
W.H.G. Kingston
But as the nights grew cooler, they found it cold on the grass, and the time they had there seemed too short for the long journey they had to make; so, crossing the bridge as before, they strolled along the Embankment till they came to a vacant bench, and there they would sit, with Liza nestling close up to her lover and his great arms around her.
"Liza of Lambeth"
W. Somerset Maugham
"Will," and she drew close to him, nestling against him as much as she could venture to do without causing him difficulty in driving, "you said we were to look forward, not back.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell

Famous quotes with Nestling

  • When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.
    Horace Mann
  • When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.
    Horace Mann
  • I subdue matter and force it to become my mind's good medium. I rejoice in plants, in animals, in man and in gods, as though they were my children. I feel all the universe nestling about me and following me as though it were my own body.
    Nikos Kazantzakis

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