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1. Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable. See Synonyms at social.
2. Tending to move in or form a group with others of the same kind: gregarious bird species.
3. Botany Growing in groups that are close together but not densely clustered or matted.

[Latin gregārius, belonging to a flock, from grex, greg-, flock; see ger- in Indo-European roots.]

gre·gar′i·ous·ly adv.
gre·gar′i·ous·ness n.
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Adv.1.gregariously - in a gregarious manner
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However, vultures that scavenge gregariously on dead animals succumb to the poison and hundreds die as a result.
Larvae are defoliators and feed gregariously between the first and third instars, often skeletonizing leaves.
While Fernandez does her bit convincingly by giggling gregariously, Pannu is a misfit and looks lost.
As the artist's recent retrospective demonstrated, his brush roamed widely, gregariously.
These insects are either predator (Lady Bird beetle and Green lace wing) that feed gregariously upon other phytophagous insects and mites.
Nemerteans feed gregariously (Thiel and Kruse 2001; Caplins et al.
The young larvae enter the top portion of a cane through a single hole just above a node, where they feed gregariously by making spiral galleries which run upwards.
The height of danger to the protagonist comes when they reach the were-goat spawning ground where monstrous hybrids of many different kinds gather gregariously.
5 mm), gregariously developing idiobionts, which parasitize many species of solitary bees and wasps and their nest cohabitants (Matthews et al.
Larvae feed gregariously on mature needles during April and leave conspicuous orange-brown wisps of midveins on damaged shoots (McGregor and Sandin, 1968).
Caterpillars of Lasiocampidae and Nymphalidae feed gregariously during their initial instars, providing a behavioral protection against natural enemies (DESPLAND; HUU, 2007; INOUYE; JOHNSON, 2005).