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Overview of noun native

The noun native has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) native, indigen, indigene, aborigine, aboriginal

(an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students")

2. native

(a person born in a particular place or country; "he is a native of Brazil")

3. native

(indigenous plants and animals)


Overview of adj native

The adj native has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (5) native

(characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin; "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad")

2. (2) native

(belonging to one by birth; "my native land"; "one's native language")

3. (1) native, aboriginal

(characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia")

4. native

(as found in nature in the elemental form; "native copper")

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