Ruderal meaning

ro͝odər-əl
Colonizing or thriving in areas that have been disturbed, as by fire or cultivation.
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A species, especially a plant, that colonizes or thrives in disturbed areas.
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Any weedy plant growing in waste places or in rubbish, along the wayside, etc.
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Weedy.
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Colonizing or thriving in areas that have been disturbed, as by fire or cultivation.
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A species, especially a plant, that colonizes or thrives in disturbed areas.
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(botany) Any plant growing in rubbish or very poor soil.
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(botany) A plant tending to volunteer in disturbed soil.
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(botany) That grows in rubbish or poor soil.
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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