ruderal

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin ruderalis, from Latin rudus (rubble).

Noun[edit]

ruderal (plural ruderals)

  1. (botany) Any plant growing in rubbish or very poor soil
  2. (botany) A plant tending to volunteer in disturbed soil.

Adjective[edit]

ruderal (comparative more ruderal, superlative most ruderal)

  1. (botany) That grows in rubbish or poor soil
    • 2011, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead,
      Rafinesque perfected his variant of this honorable philosophy while botanizing in the literal backyards of my childhood, examining ruderal plants I've known all my life, and so I have appropriated it from him, with minor tweaks.

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Adjective[edit]

ruderal (plural ruderales)

  1. ruderal