nongame

adjective non·game \ ˌnän-ˈgām \

Definition of nongame

: not hunted for food, sport, or fur
  • nongame animals/birds
  • All 38 species of mollusks in Colorado have been reclassified as nongame, which means they cannot be harvested for sport or commercial purposes.
  • —Brighid Kelly

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First Known Use of nongame

1886


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