habitant (plural habitants)

  1. (Canada) a member of habitation colony at Stadacona founded by Samuel de Champlain, where Quebec City now lies
  2. (archaic) Inhabitant, dweller.
    • 1874, James Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night
      Myriads of habitants are ever sleeping,
      Or dead, or fled from nameless pestilence!

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