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Pronunciation:  `abu'rijunl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
  2. [adj]  having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"
  3. [adj]  being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia"

ABORIGINAL is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: Abo, Aborigine, Australian Aborigine, early, native, native Australian, primaeval, primal, primeval, primordial
 Antonyms: nonnative
 See Also: Aussie, Australian



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ab`o*rig"i*nal\, a. [See {Aborigines}.]
    1. First; original; indigenous; primitive; native; as, the
       aboriginal tribes of America. ``Mantled o'er with
       aboriginal turf.'' --Wordsworth.
    2. Of or pertaining to aborigines; as, a Hindoo of aboriginal
  2. \Ab`o*rig"i*nal\, n.
    1. An original inhabitant of any land; one of the aborigines.
    2. An animal or a plant native to the region.
             It may well be doubted whether this frog is an
             aboriginal of these islands.          --Darwin.
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