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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Aboriginal \Ab'o*rig"i*nal\, adjective [See {Aborigines}.]

1. First; original; indigenous; primitive; native; as, the aboriginal tribes of America. "Mantled o'er with aboriginal turf." --Wordsworth.

2. Of or pertaining to aborigines; as, a Hindu of aboriginal blood.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Aboriginal \Ab'o*rig"i*nal\, noun

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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Aboriginal

adjective

1: of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia; "an Aboriginal rite"

2: characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning; "native Americans"; "the aboriginal peoples of Australia" [syn: {native}, {aboriginal}] [ant: {nonnative}]

3: 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: {aboriginal}, {primal}, {primeval}, {primaeval}, {primordial}]

noun

1: a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived [syn: {Aborigine}, {Abo}, {Aboriginal}, {native Australian}, {Australian Aborigine}]

2: an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students" [syn: {native}, {indigen}, {indigene}, {aborigine}, {aboriginal}]


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