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ruderal

[roo-der-uh l] /ˈru dər əl/ Botany
adjective
1.
(of a plant) growing in waste places, along roadsides or in rubbish.
noun
2.
a ruderal plant.
Origin of ruderal
1855-1860
1855-60; < New Latin rūderālis, equivalent to Latin rūder- (stem of rūdus broken stone, rubble) + -ālis -al1
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ruderal

/ˈruːdərəl/
noun
1.
a plant that grows on waste ground
adjective
2.
growing in waste places
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin rūderālis, from Latin rūdus rubble
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