A migratory bird that stops in a particular place for a limited period of time.(noun)
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Use "visitant" in a sentence
"Possessed of more than a cursory knowledge of astronomy, he took a sick man's pleasure in speculating as to the dwellers on the unseen worlds of those incredibly remote suns, to haunt whose houses of light life came forth, a shy visitant from the rayless crypts of matter."
"What visitant from the gloom of the deep was I to behold?"
"For two hours after our arrival, Mr.C. displayed a good deal of his brilliant conversation, when he was listened to with surprise and delight by the whole circle; but at this time, unluckily, Lady -- was announced, when Mrs. Hannah, from politeness, devoted herself to her titled visitant, while the little folks retired to"