Monday, August 02, 1999
Definitions for gregarious
- Tending to form a group with others of the same kind.
- Seeking and enjoying the company of others.
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Citations for gregarious
True locusts, which are actually certain kinds of grasshoppers, are usually solitary and rather sluggish, but when they are crowded they enter a gregarious and highly active migratory phase.
In the newly discovered gene, the change of a single unit of DNA converts the worm from a solitary forager into a gregarious diner.
Origin of gregarious
Gregarious is from Latin gregarius, "belonging to a herd or flock," from grex, greg-, "herd, flock."