nonmigrant

noun
non·​mi·​grant | \ ˌnän-ˈmī-grənt How to pronounce nonmigrant (audio) \
plural nonmigrants

Definition of nonmigrant

: an animal or person that is not a migrant Canada geese were historically a migratory species and never native to the Bay State, but through a series of coincidences and deliberate expansion programs, a new breed of nonmigrants have become established statewide as one of our most common resident waterfowl species.— H. W. Heusmann often used before another noun the nonmigrant bird populationnonmigrant speciesnonmigrant workers

First Known Use of nonmigrant

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonmigrant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonmigrant. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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