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Main Entry: 1na·tive
Pronunciation: primarystressnamacrt-iv
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English natif "native," from early French natif (same meaning), from Latin nativus (same meaning), from natus, past participle of nasci "to be born" --related to INNATE, NAIVE, NATURE
1 : INBORN 1, natural <native ability>
2 : born in a particular place or country <native Hawaiians>
3 : belonging to one because of the place or circumstances of one's birth <my native language>
4 a : grown, produced, or having its beginning in a particular region <native art> <native stone> b : living or growing naturally in a particular region <native plants>
5 : found in nature especially in a pure form : not artificially prepared <native salt>
6 capitalized : of, relating to, or being a member of an indigenous people of North or South America : NATIVE AMERICAN
- na·tive·ly adverb


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