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adventive

[ ad-ven-tiv ]

adjective

  1. not native and usually not yet well established, as exotic plants or animals.


noun

  1. an adventive plant or animal.

adventive

/ ədˈvɛntɪv /

adjective

  1. (of a species) introduced to a new area and not yet established there; exotic


noun

  1. such a plant or animal

adventive

/ ăd-vĕntĭv /

  1. Not native to and not fully established in a new habitat or environment. An adventive plant may be locally or temporarily naturalized without finding conditions that allow it to spread more widely.


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Other Words From

  • ad·ventive·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of adventive1

1595–1605, for an earlier sense; < Latin advent ( us ) advance, incursion ( advent ) + -ive

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Example Sentences

Species mostly adventive or naturalized from Europe, with many hybrids.

Adventive, applied to foreign plants accidentally or sparingly introduced into a country, but hardly to be called naturalized.

Nauphoeta flexivitta, Denmark (Vestergaard, 1958): Adventive.

England (Tulloch, 1939): Adventive, in banana crates from Brazil.

England (Bunting, 1955): Adventive, on bananas from Dominica.

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