nonmigrant

noun non·mi·grant \ ˌnän-ˈmī-grənt \

Definition of nonmigrant

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

First Known Use of nonmigrant

1886

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