Definition of Adventive

1. Adjective. Not native and not fully established; locally or temporarily naturalized. "An adventive weed"

Similar to: Foreign, Strange



Definition of Adventive

1. a. Accidental.

2. n. A thing or person coming from without; an immigrant.

Definition of Adventive

1. Adjective. adventitious ¹

2. Adjective. (biology) Of a plant that is not native, but was introduced by humans to a place and has since become naturalized. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adventive

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Adventive

1. In botany terminology, describes a plant which has been introduced to an area recently, in particular since colonisation by humans. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Adventive

advenient
advening
advent
adventitia
adventitial
adventitial cell
adventitial neuritis
adventitias
adventitious albuminuria
adventitious bursa
adventitious cyst
adventitious root
adventitiously
adventitiousness
adventive (current term)
adventives
advents
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adventure game
adventure games
adventure story
adventured
adventureful
adventureless
adventurer
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Literary usage of Adventive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Mohr (1901)
"Strong feeders, of quick growth, these adventive plants are dependent upon soils rich in available nitrogenous plant food, such as is provided by the tiller ..."

2. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa ( Gray, Merritt Lyndon Fernald, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson (1908)
"... add: ; adventive in Mass. Page 715, line 3; after southw. add: ; adventive in NE Page 716, line 24; ..."

3. On Buds and Stipules by John Lubbock (1899)
"DORMANT AND adventive BUDS As a rale each leaf has a single bud in its axil ... Another class of buds has been termed by Du Petit Thouars ' adventive' buds. ..."

4. Igneous Rocks and Their Origin by Reginald Aldworth Daly (1914)
"adventive (parasitic or lateral) craters are those opened on the flanks of great cones (Fig. 97). Nested craters.—Sometimes central vents show the ..."

5. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1907)
"dica) also was studied by Strasburger * who reported that it also produced adventive embryos. The writer's observations confirm this view. ..."

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