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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 nest·ling /ˈnɛstlɪŋ/
 剛孵出的雛,未離巢的雛,嬰兒

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nes·tle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Nestled p. pr. & vb. n. Nestling ]
 1. To make and occupy a nest; to nest. [Obs.]
    The kingfisher . . . nestles in hollow banks.   --L'Estrange.
 2. To lie close and snug, as a bird in her nest; to cuddle up; to settle, as in a nest; to harbor; to take shelter.
    Their purpose was to fortify in some strong place of the wild country, and there nestle till succors came.   --Bacon.
 3. To move about in one's place, like a bird when shaping the interior of her nest or a young bird getting close to the parent; as, a child nestles.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nes·tling n.
 1. A young bird which has not abandoned the nest.
 2. A nest; a receptacle. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nes·tling, a. Newly hatched; being yet in the nest.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 nestling
      n 1: young bird not yet fledged [syn: baby bird]
      2: a young person of either sex; "she writes books for
         children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British
         term for youngsters" [syn: child, kid, youngster, minor,
          shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke,
          fry]