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ruderal

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adjective ru·der·al \ˈrü-də-rəl\

Definition of ruderal

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

Origin and Etymology of ruderal

New Latin ruderalis, from Latin ruder-, rudus rubble


First Known Use: circa 1858


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ruderal

noun ru·der·al

Definition of ruderal

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

Circa 1928

First Known Use of ruderal

circa 1928


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