a native or indigenous person, animal, or plant
Origin of indigeneFrench indigène from Classical Latin indigena from Old Latin indu (L in), in + gignere, to be born: see genus
One that is native or indigenous to an area.
Origin of indigeneFrench indigène native, a native from Latin indigena ; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more indigene, superlative most indigene)
- (obsolete) Indigenous.
OriginSee also: indigène
From Middle French indigène, from Latin indigena.