Meaning of ABORIGINE in English

ABORIGINE

n. (usu. in pl.) 1 an aboriginal inhabitant. 2 (usu. Aborigine) an aboriginal inhabitant of Australia. ° Aboriginal is preferred, esp. in the singular. 3 an aboriginal plant or animal.

[ back-form. f. pl. aborigines f. L, prob. f. phr. ab origine from the beginning ]

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