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Definition of native:

  1. Any of the live stock found in a region, as distinguished from such as belong to pure and distinct imported breeds.
  2. Arising by birth; having an origin; born.
  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. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one; inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius, cheerfulness, simplicity, rights, etc.
  5. Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as, native silver.
  6. Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium chloride.
  7. Naturally related; cognate; connected ( with).
  8. 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, color, etc.
  9. 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.
  10. Original; constituting the original substance of anything; as, native dust.

Synonyms:

autochthonous, indispensable, fundamental, built-in, start, indwelling, congenital, primal, hereditary, home, inseparable, national, aborigine, constitutional, foreign, be, inherent, primordial, foreign, original, primitive, regional, wild, inbred, normal, immanent, unprocessed, rough, unrefined, inherited, pure, elemental, hereditary, internal, imported, indigen, inhering, primaeval, belonging, mother, vegetate, live simply, infixed, inborn, innate, vernacular, ingrained, untamed, natural, crude, clean, connatural, indigenous, raw, change, constitutional, native-born, intrinsic, inherited, primary, native Australian, unnatural, undomesticated, inwrought, autochthonic, domestic, indigene, essential, homegrown, local, uncultivated, subjective, endemic, primeval, autochthonal, aboriginal.

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