- remaining in the nest for some time after hatching, as some birds
- living in the nest of another species
Origin of nidicolousfrom Classical Latin nidus, nest + -colous
- Remaining in the nest after hatching until grown or nearly grown. Used of a bird.
- Sharing the nest of another species of animal: nidicolous mites.
Origin of nidicolousLatin nīdus nest ; see sed- in Indo-European roots. -colous
(comparative more nidicolous, superlative most nidicolous)