When someone lives in a particular town, he is an example of a denizen of that town.
When a bird becomes naturalized to a certain geographic area, this is an example of the bird being a denizen.
Denizens of Monte Carlo.
A bar and its denizens.
Origin of denizen
- Middle English denisein from Anglo-Norman denzein from deinz within from Late Latin deintus from within dedans
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English denisein, from Anglo-Norman denzein, from deinz (“within”), from Late Latin deintus (“from within”) (French dedans).