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native

(of chemical elements, esp metals) found naturally in the elemental form

Native

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

A native is a person born in a particular place. In astrology, this term refers to the person for whom a natal chart was cast. In the latter sense, it is a useful, concise term that, in any extended discussion, is preferable to “person for whom this chart was cast” or some such other unwieldy expression. The term native can also refer to someone born under a particular sign, as when one says that she or he is a native of Cancer.

native

[′nād·iv]
(biology)
Grown, produced or originating in a specific region or country.
(geochemistry)
Pertaining to an element found in nature in a nongaseous state.
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The cowbird is native to the United States, but its range has expanded, he said.
However, the fact that a plant is native to California does not necessarily mean it will grow in your back yard.
It is native to Asia and Central Europe and has become widespread throughout the southern part of the United States of America since its introduction in the early 1900's.