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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that broods.
  • noun A heated enclosure in which young fowl or livestock are raised.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as couveuse, 2.
  • noun A device for the artificial rearing of young chickens or other birds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat; used for chicks or premature infants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who broods
  • noun A heated box used for chicks or premature babies

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun apparatus consisting of a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat; used for chicks or premature infants

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