- a naturally occurring source of wealth, as land or water.
- natural resources, the natural wealth of a country, consisting of land, forests, mineral deposits, water, etc.
Origin of natural resource
First recorded in 1865–70
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- naturally occurring materials such as coal, fertile land, etc, that can be used by man
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