2 noun
native2 [countable]
1 a person who was born in a particular place
native of
a native of Switzerland
2 someone who lives in a place all the time or has lived there a long time
native of
He has become a native of Glasgow.
3 [usually plural] not politeSAN a word used by white people in the past to refer to the people who lived in America, Africa, southern Asia etc before European people arrived, now considered offensive:
He was not certain whether the natives were friendly.
4HBPHBA a plant or animal that grows or lives naturally in a place
native of
The bear was once a native of Britain.

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