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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, early 20th century


(Biology) Free to move about.

Examples of Vagile in a sentence

"When they retired, my grandparents became vagile and spent winters in the South, springs in Europe, and summers and falls here at home."

"This river valley is on the flight path of many vagile birds, so we see many flocks land for the night during migration season."

About Vagile

“Vagile” is based on the Latin “vagus” (meaning “wandering”).

Did you Know?

In biology, a vagile organism is one that can adapt to changes in its environment, and often, this means an organism will change its location over time. The most visible vagile organisms are those that migrate to warmer climates in winter and return to cooler places in summer. Birds are known for their migratory habits, but other creatures including bats and insects also migrate seasonally. Monarch butterflies are legendarily vagile, flying as far as 3,000 miles to Mexico each fall from all across the North American continent.

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