Definition of synanthrope
: an undomesticated organism and especially an animal (such as a mouse, pigeon, or raccoon) that lives in close association with people and benefits from their surroundings and activities Such birds were synanthropes … that is, born wild but inherently predisposed toward associating themselves with humans.— David Quammen, Wild Thoughts from Wild Places, 1998
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