non·​mi·​grant ˌnän-ˈmī-grənt How to pronounce nonmigrant (audio)
plural nonmigrants
: 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 population
nonmigrant species
nonmigrant workers

Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonmigrant was in 1886

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“Nonmigrant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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