habitat

Part of speech: noun

The region where a plant or animal usually lives or is found.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", L.W. King and H.R. Hall.