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native

(nā'tiv),
Adj. Used to describe an organ for which a transplant or bypass has been implanted (for example, native coronary artery).
[L. nativus, pertaining to birth, fr. nascor, natus, to be born]

native

(nā′tĭv)
adj.
1. Originating, growing, or produced in a certain place or region; indigenous: a plant native to Asia.
2. Occurring in nature pure or uncombined with other substances: native copper.
3. Biochemistry Of or relating to the naturally occurring conformation of a macromolecule, such as a protein.
n.
An animal or plant that originated in a particular place or region.

na′tive·ly adv.
na′tive·ness n.

native

Chemistry
Referring to an unaltered or ground state of a molecular species, in which in vivo biologic systems are presumed to function.

native

a species that has colonized an area without human aid.

native

1. indigenous.
2. in the veterinary context, wild, unimproved, not cultivated. The listed plants were named native in their Australian context.

native birdsfoot trefoil
lotusaustralis.
native candy tuft
zierialaevigata.
native couch
brachyachneconvergens.
native fuchsia
eremophilamaculata.
native indigo
indigoferaaustralis.
native leek
bulbinesemibarbata.
native lily
diplarrenamoraea.
native loquat
native millet
see panicumdecompositum.
native mint
menthaaustralis.
native pennyroyal
menthasatureoides.
native thornapple
daturaleichhardtii.
native tobacco
nicotianadebneyi, N. suaveolens, N. megalosiphon.
native tulip
homeriaflaccida.
native verbine
psoraleapatens.
native willow
see acaciasalicina.
References in classic literature ?
Being able to reinforce and supply it amply by sea, he would push his interior posts in every direction up the rivers and along the coast; supplying the natives at a lower rate, and thus gradually obliging the Northwest Company to give up the competition, relinquish New Caledonia, and retire to the other side of the mountains.
Before them the natives fled in alarm, so that they found only deserted villages in their path as they proceeded.
The first few villages he came to were deserted, showing that news of the coming of his pack had travelled rapidly; but toward evening he came upon a distant cluster of thatched huts surrounded by a rude palisade, within which were a couple of hundred natives.
To settle these natives in their own country, was one chief inducement to Captain Fitz Roy to undertake our present voyage; and before the Admiralty had resolved to send out this expedition, Captain Fitz Roy had generously chartered a vessel, and would himself have taken them back.
Among these may be enumerated the wild celery and scurvy grass, two very serviceable plants, the use of which has not been discovered by the natives.
When the news reached Leghorn that Felix was deprived of his wealth and rank, the merchant commanded his daughter to think no more of her lover, but to prepare to return to her native country.
Taking with her some jewels that belonged to her and a sum of money, she quitted Italy with an attendant, a native of Leghorn, but who understood the common language of Turkey, and departed for Germany.
Dumont d'Urville, questioning the natives, learned too that La Perouse, after losing both his vessels on the reefs of this island, had constructed a smaller boat, only to be lost a second time.
The natives still flocked in numbers about the encampment, and watched with the liveliest curiosity everything that was going forward.
One example of the shameless subterfuges under which the French stand prepared to defend whatever cruelties they may hereafter think fit to commit in bringing the Marquesan natives into subjection is well worthy of being recorded.
There was always the possibility that the natives had lied to him, and the more he questioned the Dyak woman the more firmly convinced he became that this was the fact.
You see," said von Horn, "when I reached the spot Number Three, the brute that you thought was an ape, had just turned you over to Number Thirteen, or, as the natives now call him, Bulan.

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