Origin of ruderalfrom Modern Latin ruderalis, growing in rubble from Classical Latin rudus (gen. ruderis), rubbish (see rude) + -alis, -al
Origin of ruderalNew Latin rūderālis from Latin rūdus rūder- rubbish
(comparative more ruderal, superlative most ruderal)
- (botany) That grows in rubbish or poor soil
New Latin ruderalis, from Latin rudus "rubble" (root ruder-).