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English definition of “native”


adjective [not gradable]    /ˈneɪ·t̬ɪv/
of or relating to the place where you were born: This was his first visit to his native land in 30 years. Larry is a native Texan (= He was born in Texas). His native language is Spanish, but he speaks English without a trace of an accent. Someone or something native to a place was born or started to develop there: Corn is native to North America.
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