any weedy plant growing in waste places or in rubbish, along the wayside, etc.
Origin of ruderal; from Modern Latin ruderalis, growing in rubble ; from Classical Latin rudus (gen. ruderis), rubbish (see rude) + -alis, -al
Colonizing or thriving in areas that have been disturbed, as by fire or cultivation.
A species, especially a plant, that colonizes or thrives in disturbed areas.
Origin of ruderalNew Latin r&umacron;deralis, from Latin r&umacron;dus, r&umacron;der-, rubbish.
(comparative more ruderal, superlative most ruderal)
- (botany) That grows in rubbish or poor soil
New Latin ruderalis, from Latin rudus "rubble" (root ruder-).