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as in habitat
the place where a plant or animal is usually or naturally found the American south, the home of the armadillo the island is home to many thousands of plant species

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as in country
the land of one's birth, residence, or citizenship the U.S. is my home the folks back home were always eager for news about how well they had fared since moving away

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as in household
those who live as a family in one house comes from a loving home a man who believes that a person's home is the most important thing in life

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as in birthplace
a place of origin Springfield, Massachusetts, is the home of basketball, for it was there that Dr. James Naismith invented the game to keep his students active during foul weather

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“Home.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/home. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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