ruderal


1ru·der·al

adjective \ˈrü-də-rəl\

Definition of RUDERAL

:  growing where the natural vegetational cover has been disturbed by humans <ruderal weeds of old fields and roadsides>

Origin of RUDERAL

New Latin ruderalis, from Latin ruder-, rudus rubble
First Known Use: circa 1858

2ruderal

noun

Definition of RUDERAL

:  a weedy and commonly introduced plant growing where the vegetational cover has been interrupted

First Known Use of RUDERAL

circa 1928

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