non·​mi·​gra·​to·​ry ˌnän-ˈmī-grə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce nonmigratory (audio)
: not relating to, engaging in, or characterized by migration : not migratory
nonmigratory birds
Remote ocean islands—where many nonmigratory species live permanently and others nest—are being transformed by agriculture …Michael Harwood

Examples of nonmigratory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though native to East Africa and nonmigratory, the snail has made its way around the world, including to other parts of Africa, Hawaii, the Pacific islands, the Caribbean, Brazil and much of subtropical Asia. Kelsey Ables, Washington Post, 21 June 2023 So, there's a chance that the commercial populations were simply originally source from a nonmigratory population. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 25 June 2019 The measure has been taken in the past to keep nonmigratory goose populations in check. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonmigratory was circa 1856

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“Nonmigratory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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