Ruderal Definition

ro͝odər-əl
adjective
Colonizing or thriving in areas that have been disturbed, as by fire or cultivation.
American Heritage Medicine
Weedy.
Webster's New World
(botany) That grows in rubbish or poor soil.
Wiktionary
noun
Any weedy plant growing in waste places or in rubbish, along the wayside, etc.
Webster's New World
A species, especially a plant, that colonizes or thrives in disturbed areas.
American Heritage Medicine
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Other Word Forms of Ruderal

Noun

Singular:
ruderal
Plural:
ruderals

Origin of Ruderal

  • New Latin rūderālis from Latin rūdus rūder- rubbish

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

  • New Latin ruderalis, from Latin rudus "rubble" (root ruder-).

    From Wiktionary

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