1. [syn: autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous, endemic, indigenous]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Indigenous \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.
In America, cotton, being indigenous, is cheap.
2. Native; inherent; innate.
Joy and hope are emotions indigenous to the human
mind. --I. Taylor.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: 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"
[syn: autochthonal, autochthonic, autochthonous,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "indigenous":
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