Adventive meaning

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Not native to and not fully established in a new habitat or environment; locally or temporarily naturalized.

An adventive weed.

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An adventive organism.
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Not native to the environment; rarely or imperfectly naturalized.
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An adventive plant or animal.
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Not native to and not fully established in a new habitat or environment; locally or temporarily naturalized.

An adventive weed.

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An adventive organism.
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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.
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(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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Origin of adventive

  • From Latin adventus arrival advent

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