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migrant

noun [C] uk   /ˈmaɪ.ɡrənt/ us  
a person that travels to a different country or place, often in order to find work: The cities are full of migrants looking for work. biology an animal that moves from one place to another at different times of the year: These birds are winter migrants from Scandinavia.

migrant

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈmaɪ.ɡrənt/ us  
travelling to a different country or place, often in order to find work: migrant workers a seasonal migrant population biology moving from one place to another at different times of year: migrant birds
Translations of “migrant”
in Chinese (Traditional) 移民,遷徙的動物…
in Russian кочующий, сезонный…
in Turkish göçmen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 移民…
in Polish pracownik lub robotnik sezonowy…
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