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
: not born or raised in the place where a particular language is spoken
- a nonnative speaker of English [=a person who speaks English but whose native language is not English]
popular among both natives and non-natives