1. Hanging loosely; suspended: an oriole's pensile nest.
2. Having or building a hanging nest. Used of birds.
[Latin pēnsilis, from pēnsus, past participle of pendēre, to hang; see (s)pen- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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pensile nest of a southern masked-weaver
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