Origin of adventitious
Examples from the Web for adventitious
Shylock was presented the next season for the sake of adventitious popularity that would thus accrue to the piece.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
In other terms, in such cases they do not pass out of the condition of adventitious plants.Origin of Cultivated Plants|Alphonse De Candolle
Almost all the names of the Gods in Greece were adventitious, having been brought thither from Egypt.
When they do find a place of retreat and adventitious support, it is under another name.The Girl of the Period and Other Social Essays, Vol. II (of 2)|Eliza Lynn Linton
The thought of these things is adventitious, changeable, and does not apply to permanent objects.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
British Dictionary definitions for adventitious
Word Origin for adventitious
Word Origin and History for adventitious
"of the nature of an addition from without," c.1600, from Medieval Latin adventitius "coming from abroad, extraneous," a corruption of Latin adventicius "foreign, strange, accidental," from advent- past participle stem of advenire "arrive" (see advent). Related: Adventitiously; adventitiousness.