Adventive Definition

ăd-vĕntĭv
adjective
Not native to the environment; rarely or imperfectly naturalized.
Webster's New World
Not native to and not fully established in a new habitat or environment; locally or temporarily naturalized.
An adventive weed.
American Heritage Medicine
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Wiktionary

(biology) Of a plant that is not native, but was introduced by humans to a place and has since become naturalized.

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noun
An adventive plant or animal.
Webster's New World
An adventive organism.
American Heritage Medicine
other
Not native to and not fully established in a new habitat or environment. An adventive plant may be locally or temporarily naturalized without finding conditions that allow it to spread more widely.
American Heritage Science

Origin of Adventive

  • From Latin adventus arrival advent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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