Main Entry: gre·gar·i·ous
Pronunciation: \gri-ˈger-ē-əs\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin gregarius of a flock or herd, from greg-, grex flock, herd
Date: 1668
a : tending to associate with others of one's kind : social
b : marked by or indicating a liking for companionship : sociable
c : of or relating to a social group
a of a plant : growing in a cluster or a colony
b : living in contiguous nests but not forming a true colony —used especially of wasps and bees
gre·gar·i·ous·ly adverb
gre·gar·i·ous·ness noun