least concern

[ leestkuhn-surn ]

adjectiveBiology, Ecology.
  1. (of a plant or animal species) assessed to be thriving, with a distribution or population status that is neither threatened nor near threatened, as categorized by the IUCN Red List: Among the least concern birds on our favorite watches are the sandhill cranes and the pied-billed grebes.Abbreviation: LC

Origin of least concern

First recorded in 1995–2000

Words Nearby least concern

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