autochthon definition

  • noun:
    • the earliest known inhabitants of somewhere; an aborigine.
    • Ecology An indigenous plant or pet.
    • The earliest inhabitant of an area, an aborigine.
    • An autochthonous stone development.
    • person who is meant to go up or spring from the ground or the soil he inhabits; among the original inhabitants or aborigines; a native; -- commonly within the plural. This title was presumed by the ancient Greeks, specially the Athenians.
    • That which is initial to a particular nation, or which had there its source.
    • virtually, one sprung through the land he inhabits; thus, among ancient residents of a country; an associate of the race present a country when first known; an aboriginal inhabitant.
    • plural The ancient creatures or flowers of a country or area, particularly in geological time.
    • That element or portion of the fauna of a given region with descended directly from creatures which occupied the location at a much early in the day period: compared with heterochthon.
    • the earliest understood residents of a spot

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