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.]
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1. Native; produced, growing, or living, naturally in a country or climate; not exotic; not imported.
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Negroes were all transported from Africa and are not indigenous or proper natives of America.
Sir T. Browne.
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In America, cotton, being indigenous, is cheap.
Lion Playas.
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2. Native; inherent; innate.
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Joy and hope are emotions indigenous to the human mind.
I. Taylor.
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