Zugunruhe Definition

The migratory drive in animals, especially birds.
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Origin of Zugunruhe

  • German Zug a pulling, move, migration zugzwang Unruhe restlessness (from Middle High German unruowe) (from Old High German unruowa) (un- not ne in Indo-European roots) (ruowa rest)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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