In*dig"e*nous (?), a. [L. indigenus, indigena, fr. OL. indu (fr. in in) + the root of L. gignere to beget, bear. See In, and Gender.]


Native; produced, growing, or living, naturally in a country or climate; not exotic; not imported.

Negroes were all transported from Africa and are not indigenous or proper natives of America. Sir T. Browne.

In America, cotton, being indigenous, is cheap. Lion Playas.


Native; inherent; innate.

Joy and hope are emotions indigenous to the human mind. I. Taylor.


© Webster 1913.

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