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nest sugar Explained

nest sugar at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Trehala \Tre*ha"la\, n. (Chem.)
An amorphous variety of manna obtained from the nests and
cocoons of a Syrian coleopterous insect ({Larinus maculatus},
{L. nidificans}, etc.) which feeds on the foliage of a
variety of thistle. It is used as an article of food, and is
called also {nest sugar}.