|—adj (when postpositive, |
|1.||originating or occurring naturally (in a country, region, etc); native|
|2.||innate (to); inherent (in)|
|[C17: from Latin indigenus, from indigena indigene, from indi- in + gignere to beget]|
Native to a particular region or environment but occurring naturally in other places as well. The American black bear is indigenous to many different parts of North America. Compare alien, endemic.