ruderal

[roo-der-uh l]Botany
noun
  1. a ruderal plant.

Origin of ruderal

1855–60; < New Latin rūderālis, equivalent to Latin rūder- (stem of rūdus broken stone, rubble) + -ālis -al1
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ruderal

noun
  1. a plant that grows on waste ground
adjective
  1. growing in waste places

Word Origin for ruderal

C19: from New Latin rūderālis, from Latin rūdus rubble
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