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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aboriginal  \Ab`o*rig"i*nal\,  a.  [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  Hindoo  of  aboriginal 
  blood. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aboriginal  \Ab`o*rig"i*nal\,  n. 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aboriginal 
  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}, 
  {Aboriginal},  {native  Australian},  {Australian  Aborigine}] 




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