What does the word habitat mean?

Usage examples for habitat

  1. Along springs and sunken watercourses one is surprised to find such water- loving plants as grow widely in moist ground, but the true desert breeds its own kind, each in its particular habitat. – The Land Of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin
  2. Did they devour everything large enough to be eaten throughout their habitat, and then fall to eating one another? – Animals of the Past by Frederic A. Lucas
  3. Their habitat was doubtless the desert slopes, often, too, the plateaus themselves; but that they lived entirely upon the plateaus, high up above the Nile marsh, is improbable. – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery by L.W. King and H.R. Hall