Word of the Day: gregarious

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Word of the Day: gregarious

The word gregarious has appeared in 66 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 3 in “How a Snake Uses Its Sense of Smell” by Asher Elbein:

Recent research has found that eastern garter snakes are remarkably social, gathering in large groups to hibernate in the winter and forming networks — complete with “friends” — during their active season.

As a more gregarious species, they may be more attuned toward a need to distinguishing themselves from others. One possible explanation of how self-recognition works is the ability to recognize the difference between self and “not-self,” Dr. Miller said. “That then ties it to social behaviors.”

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