nonmigratory

adjective non·mi·gra·to·ry \ ˌnän-ˈmī-grə-ˌtȯr-ē \
Updated on: 25 Mar 2018

Definition of nonmigratory

: 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

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