nonnative
nonnative onnative adj. 1. not being or composed of aborigines; as, the nonnative population of South Africa. Opposite of {native}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. Of persons born in another area or country than that lived in; foreign-born; as, our large nonnative population.

Syn: foreign-born. [WordNet 1.5]

3. Originating in a different region and acclimated to a new environment; -- of plants or animals.

Syn: domesticated, naturalized. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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