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native

1. One who, or that which, is born in a place or country referred to; a denizen by birth; an animal, a fruit, or vegetable, produced in a certain region; as, a native of France.

2. Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.

1. Arising by birth; having an origin; born. Anaximander's opinion is, that the gods are native, rising and vanishing again in long periods of times. (Cudworth)

2. Of or pertaining to one's birth; natal; belonging to the place or the circumstances in which one is born; opposed to foreign; as, native land, language, colour, etc.

3. Born in the region in which one lives; as, a native inhabitant, race; grown or originating in the region where used or sold; not foreign or imported; as, native oysters, or strawberries.

4. Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust.

5. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc. Courage is native to you. (Jowett (Thucyd))

6. Naturally related; cognate; connected (with). the head is not more native to the heart, . Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father. (Shak)

7. (Science: chemical) Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver. Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride. Nativ aa1 e American party.

(Science: zoology) See American, Native bear, the koala.

(Science: botany) Native bread, the Australian bustard (Choriotis australis); called also bebilya.

Synonym: natural, natal, original, congential.

Native, natural, natal. Natural refers to the nature of a thing, or that which springs therefrom; native, to one's birth or origin; as, a native country, language, etc.; natal, to the circumstances of one's birth; as, a natal day, or star. Native talent is that which is inborn; natural talent is that which springs from the structure of the mind. Native eloquence is the result of strong innate emotion; natural eloquence is opposed to that which is studied or artifical.

Origin: F. Natif, L. Nativus, fr. Nasci, p.p. Natus. See Nation, and cf. Naive, Nelf a serf. A person who was born in a particular place; an indigenous person.Being such by origin; the native North American sugar maple; many native artists studied abroad.Being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the beginning; native Americans; the aboriginal peoples of Australia.A naturally occurring [[species, i.e. a species that arrived without human interference or creation.


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