Etymology: (rfc-level, Etymology not at level 3)from late Latin indigenus "native, born in a country", from indi- (indu-), an old derivative of in- "in", gen- the root of gignere, and English -ous, from Latin -osus. English since the 17th century, obsolete is indigene, from the same Latin word, via French indigène.
- born or engendered in, native to a land or region, especially before an intrusion, especially of plants and indigenous peoples.
- figuratively, innate
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