nonbreeding

adjective

non·​breed·​ing ˌnän-ˈbrē-diŋ How to pronounce nonbreeding (audio)
: not breeding : not engaged in or marked by breeding
nonbreeding birds
the nonbreeding season
nonbreeder noun

Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonbreeding was in 1838

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Cite this Entry

“Nonbreeding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonbreeding. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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