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noun den·i·zen \ˈde-nə-zən\

: a person, animal, or plant that lives in or often is found in a particular place or region

Full Definition of DENIZEN

:  inhabitant <denizens of the forest>
:  a person admitted to residence in a foreign country; especially :  an alien admitted to rights of citizenship
:  one that frequents a place <nightclub denizens>

Examples of DENIZEN

  1. <one of those muscle-bound denizens of the gym>
  2. <the polar bear is an iconic denizen of the snowy Arctic>

Origin of DENIZEN

Middle English denizeine, from Anglo-French denisein, denzein inhabitant, inner part, inner, from denz within, from Late Latin deintus, from Latin de- + intus within — more at ent-
First Known Use: 15th century

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