from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of the indigenous or earliest known population of a region; a native.
- n. A member of any of the indigenous peoples of Australia. See Usage Note at native.
- n. The flora and fauna native to a geographic area.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the aborigines (which see); an aboriginal. Also called aborigen, aborigin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
- n. a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
From Latin aborīginēs, original inhabitants (folk etymology of a pre-Roman tribal name) : ab-, from; see ab-1 + orīgine, ablative of orīgō, beginning; see origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)