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Word Example of - habitat

    Example Sentences for habitat

    The habitat of this species is high ground, and only rarely is it found in low ground.

    The range or habitat of the tiger is more limited than that of the lion.

    The habitat of the Ifugaos is situated in about the center of the area inhabited by the non-Christian tribes.

    It is probable that by far the greatest number had their habitat in that region.

    Shifts are most likely to occur after emergence from hibernation, when the lizard finds its habitat somewhat altered.

    The expression is, the habitat of such infusoria is such or such a place.

    The habitat of the parasites is sufficiently varied; Rotifers, Crustacea, Annelids and fishes furnishing most of the hosts.

    I am not sure, however, that this may not have been due to the habitat of the plant not suiting it.

    This delineation of their habitat is supported by the diaries of Abella and Viader.

    What is the habitat of our organism, and is it increasing its spread?

Word Origin & History of - habitat

    Word Origin & History

    habitat 1762, as a technical term in Latin texts on Eng. flora and fauna, lit. "it inhabits," third pers. sing. pres. indic. of habitare "to live, dwell," freq. of habere "to have, to hold, possess" (see habit). General sense of "dwelling place" is first attested 1854. Habitant "Canadian of Fr. descent" (1789) is from Fr. word meaning "inhabitant" (lit. the prp. of habiter "to inhabit, dwell"), and was the usual word for planters in 18c. Quebec.