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indigene

[ in-di-jeen ]
/ ˈɪn dɪˌdʒin /
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noun
a person, animal, or plant that is native to a region; autochthon.
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Also in·di·gen [in-di-juhn]. /ˈɪn dɪ dʒən/.

Origin of indigene

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Middle French, from Latin indigena “a native”; see indigenous
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How to use indigene in a sentence

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

  • Every indigene learns by hard experience to be courteous to a French soldier.

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British Dictionary definitions for indigene

indigene

indigen (ˈɪndɪdʒən)

/ (ˈɪndɪˌdʒiːn) /

noun
an indigenous person, animal, or thing; native
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