ab·orig·i·nal /ˌæbəˈrɪʤənḷ/ 形容詞
ab·orig·i·nal /ˌæbəˈrɪʤənḷ/ 名詞
1. First; original; indigenous; primitive; native; as, the aboriginal tribes of America. “Mantled o'er with aboriginal turf.”
2. Of or pertaining to aborigines; as, a Hindu of aboriginal blood.
1. An original inhabitant of any land; one of the aborigines.
2. An animal or a plant native to the region.
It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands. --Darwin.
adj 1: being or composed of people inhabiting a region from the
beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples
of Australia" [syn: native] [ant: nonnative]
2: having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or
original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal
eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest
primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"
[syn: primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial]
n : a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in
Australia when Europeans arrived [syn: Aborigine, Abo,
native Australian, Australian Aborigine]