semisedentary

adjective
semi·​sed·​en·​tary | \ ˌse-mē-ˈse-dᵊn-ˌter-ē How to pronounce semisedentary (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semisedentary

: sedentary during part of the year and nomadic otherwise semisedentary tribes

First Known Use of semisedentary

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Semisedentary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semisedentary. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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