non-native

adjective non-na·tive \ ˌnän-ˈnā-tiv \
variants: or less commonly nonnative

Definition of non-native

:not native: such as
a 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 McInnis
b :not born or raised in the place where a particular language is spoken
  • non-native speakers of English

First Known Use of non-native

1845


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