Definition of nidicole in US English:

nidicole

noun

Zoology
  • 1An animal which lives in the nest, burrow, etc., of another species.

  • 2A bird or other animal whose young remain in the nest, burrow, etc., for an extended period after birth. Compare nidifugerare.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Irish Naturalists' Journal. From classical Latin nīdus nest + -cole, after nidicolous.

Pronunciation

nidicole

/ˈnɪdɪkəʊl/