leaving the nest almost immediately after hatching, as chickens
Origin of nidifugousfrom Classical Latin nidus, nest + fugere, to flee (see fugitive) + -ous
Leaving the nest a short time after hatching. Used of a bird.
Origin of nidifugousLatin nīdus nest ; see sed- in Indo-European roots.Latin -fugus fleeing ( from fugere to flee ; see fugitive . )
(comparative more nidifugous, superlative most nidifugous)