Gregariousness
Gregarious Gre*ga"ri*ous, a. [L. gregarius, fr. grex, gregis, herd; cf. Gr. ? to assemble, Skr. jar to approach. Cf. {Congregate}, {Egregious}.] Habitually living or moving in flocks or herds; tending to flock or herd together; not habitually solitary or living alone. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

No birds of prey are gregarious. --Ray.

2. (of people) enjoying companionship; sociable; not solitary.

3. (of plants) growing in clusters. -- {Gre*ga"ri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Gre*ga"ri*ous*ness}, n.


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