Ab`o*rig"i*nal (#), a. [See Aborigines.]

1.

First; original; indigenous; primitive; native; as, the aboriginal tribes of America.

"Mantled o'er with aboriginal turf."

Wordsworth.

2.

Of or pertaining to aborigines; as, a Hindoo of aboriginal blood.

 

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Ab`o*rig"i*nal, n.

1.

An original inhabitant of any land; one of the aborigines.

2.

An animal or a plant native to the region.

It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands. Darwin.

 

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