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subspontaneous

/ (ˌsʌbspɒnˈteɪnɪəs) /
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adjective
(of a plant species, such as rhododendron) spreading naturally after having originally been introduced
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How to use subspontaneous in a sentence

  • Authors who have seen the species in the East do not hesitate to say that it is subspontaneous.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants|Alphonse De Candolle
  • Many floras of the south of Europe speak of it as a subspontaneous or naturalized species.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants|Alphonse De Candolle
  • Usually they indicate the carob tree, as cultivated and subspontaneous, or nearly wild.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants|Alphonse De Candolle
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