nestful


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

nestful

(ˈnɛstfʊl)
n
(Animals) the quantity of eggs or young that a nest is able to hold
References in classic literature ?
He said he loved eggs and ducklings; he should be proud to see a fine nestful in his wood-shed.
And then, coming back to the cave one day with a nestful of young-hatched pheasants, I found Lop-Ear had killed the puppy and was just beginning to eat him.
It likes nothing better than a nestful of fledglings or an endangered red squirrel and will take out your bird table in seconds.