bird's-nest soup

bird's-nest soup

n
(Cookery) a rich spicy Chinese soup made from the outer part of the nests of SE Asian swifts of the genus Collocalia

bird's′-nest` soup′


n.
a Chinese soup made from the mucilaginous lining of swiftlet nests.
[1870–75]
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Indeed, every country or people has its own favorite soup--Italy, its minestrone; Russia, borscht; France, pot-au-feu; and China, the delicate yen-wo-tan, or bird's-nest soup.