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Neoporteria nidus     1/23/22

I was going to write you all a dissertation of the strangeness of Spanish that it has one word for what other languages have to describe with two. That is, "nidus" is translated in my cactus books as "bird's nest". Every other language I know something of (all European) say two words - "bird's nest." I find after looking, so does Spanish. "Nidus" translates as "nest," but this in Spanish, typically is a bird's nest. Spanish must have words to distinguish other nests from a bird's nest.


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