noun, plural au·toch·thons, au·toch·tho·nes [aw-tok-thuh-neez] /ɔˈtɒk θəˌniz/.
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Autochthon, aw-tok′thon, n. one of the primitive inhabitants of a country: an aboriginal:—pl.
Tchekoff is a true product of Russian literature, an autochthon plant, nourished by his natal sap.Contemporary Russian Novelists|Serge Persky
To the third pair of twins he gave the name Mneseus to the elder, and Autochthon to the one who followed him.The Wonder Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes|Edwin J. Houston
To the elder of the third pair of twins he gave the name Mneseus, and Autochthon to the one who followed him.Critias|Plato
He is earth-born, autochthon, and holds possession by descent.The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies|Walter Besant