[ in-di-jeen ]
See synonyms for indigene on
  1. a person, animal, or plant that is native to a region; autochthon.

Origin of indigene

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Middle French, from Latin indigena “a native”; see indigenous
  • Also in·di·gen [in-di-juhn]. /ˈɪn dɪ dʒən/.

Words Nearby indigene Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use indigene in a sentence

  • The arguments for regarding this genus as an indigene of the 141 East are not strong.

    Earthworms and their Allies | Frank E. Beddard
  • Every indigene learns by hard experience to be courteous to a French soldier.

    Under Two Flags | Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]

British Dictionary definitions for indigene


indigen (ˈɪndɪdʒən)

/ (ˈɪndɪˌdʒiːn) /

  1. an indigenous person, animal, or thing; native

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