Definition of habitat
- the arctic habitat of the Inuit
- has its natural habitat in university, in government, or in industrial laboratories
- —B. B. Watson
a forest in California is set aside to preserve the unique brushy, rugged habitat required by nesting California condors
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First Known Use: 1796See Words from the same year
: the place or type of place where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives or grows
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