Definition of droppings in English:


plural noun

  • The excrement of certain animals, such as rodents, sheep, birds, and insects.

    ‘rat droppings’
    • ‘She said that large amounts of the virus were known to be excreted in the droppings of infected birds.’
    • ‘A hotel worker dons a gas mask to keep out the stench from bird droppings while removing the nests from the rafters.’
    • ‘But soon new seeds are carried in by the wind and on the fur of animals or in their droppings.’
    • ‘These include taking care on farms, where children may come into contact with the bug if it is present in animal droppings.’
    • ‘He moved silently, on the lookout for tracks, droppings or other animal signs.’
    • ‘There may have been a few more dried bird droppings, but other than that, everything was the same.’
    • ‘The white droppings of birds served as location pointers for eagles and vultures nesting in the craggy reaches.’
    • ‘Become familiar with what your bird's normal droppings look like before the switch.’
    • ‘Above the water it's a rugged shoreline and a few jagged rocks adorned with bird droppings.’
    • ‘Acid rain and rain that mixes with corrosive bird droppings also tend to do more damage.’
    • ‘Health officials attribute infections in humans to contact with the droppings of sick birds.’
    • ‘We were walking in a quiet street when my wife noticed bird droppings on her coat.’
    • ‘One patient cleaned rodent droppings from her home within two weeks of her illness.’
    • ‘It is transmitted through urine and droppings from infected rodents, and airborne particles.’
    • ‘The officers found numerous rat droppings and structural damage caused by rodent activity.’
    • ‘The nest is a depression in the moss, and the droppings of the young accumulate to form a rim.’
    • ‘Occupied herons' nests may be readily told by numerous droppings on the ground beneath them.’
    • ‘Parasitic wasps in search of a caterpillar host may be drawn to their prey by the odor of its droppings.’
    • ‘Kick aside a pile of fresh horse droppings, and a small cloud of flies is sure to explode around you.’
    • ‘Sacks and boxes containing food had been gnawed by rats and droppings were found throughout the premises.’
    excrement, excreta, faeces, stools, dung, ordure, manure
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