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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: 'it lives in a place', from habitare; HABITATION

habitat

noun
     
hab‧i‧tat [uncountable and countable]
the natural home of a plant or animal:
watching monkeys in their natural habitat
The grassland is an important habitat for many wild flowers.
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