archaeophyte

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Etymology[edit]

archaeo- (ancient; early) +‎ -phyte (plant)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑː(ɹ)ˈkiːəˌfaɪt/, /ˈɑː(ɹ)kiəˌfaɪt/

Noun[edit]

archaeophyte (plural archaeophytes)

  1. (botany) Any plant which was introduced to an area by humans (or arrived naturally, but from an area in which it was present as a human introduction) and became naturalised before 1500 CE (but especially in prehistoric times)
    Antonym: neophyte

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