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Meaning of INDIGENOUS

Pronunciation:  in'dijunus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  originating where it is found; "the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo"; "autochthonous rocks and people and folktales"; "endemic folkways"; "the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan"
 

INDIGENOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, endemic, native
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*dig"e*nous\, a. [L. indigenus, indigena, fr. OL.
indu (fr. in in) + the root of L. gignere to beget, bear. See
{In}, and {Gender}.]
1. Native; produced, growing, or living, naturally in a
   country or climate; not exotic; not imported.

         Negroes were all transported from Africa and are not
         indigenous or proper natives of America. --Sir T.
                                               Browne.

         In America, cotton, being indigenous, is cheap.
                                               --Lion Playas.

2. Native; inherent; innate.

         Joy and hope are emotions indigenous to the human
         mind.                                 --I. Taylor.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Native; originating or occurring naturally in the place specified.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aboriginal, atavistic, autochthonous, bodily, born, coeval, congenital, connatal, connate, connatural, constitutional, endemic, genetic, hereditary, homebred, homegrown, in the blood, inborn, inbred, incarnate, inherent, inherited, innate, instinctive, instinctual, local, natal, native, native to, native-born, natural, natural to, organic, original, physical, primal, primitive, temperamental, unacquired, vernacular
 

 

 

 

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