indigen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of indigen. In a botanical sense first used by Liberty Hyde Bailey in 1918.

Noun[edit]

indigen (plural indigens)

  1. An indigene or native.
  2. (botany) A plant known to be indigenous to a region, rather than a cultigen. [from 1918]
    Antonym: cultigen

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