non–native

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adjective non–na·tive \ˈnän-ˈnā-tiv\
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nonnative

Definition of non–native

  1. :  not native : such asa of a plant or animal :  living or growing in a place that is not the location of its natural occurrence a non-native fish species … overgrazing causes grasslands to give way to sagebrush, mesquite and non-native exotic grasses, environmentalists contend. — Doug McInnisb :  not born or raised in the place where a particular language is spoken non-native speakers of English

1845

First Known Use of non–native

1845


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