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Webster 1913 Edition


Adventive

Ad-ven′tive

,
Adj.
1.
Accidental.
2.
(Bot.)
Adventitious.
Gray.

Ad-ven′tive

,
Noun.
A thing or person coming from without; an immigrant.
[R.]
Bacon.

Webster 1828 Edition


Adventive

ADVENT'IVE

,
Adj.
Accidental; adventitious. [Little used.]

Definition 2022


adventive

adventive

English

Adjective

adventive (comparative more adventive, superlative most adventive)

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

Noun

adventive (plural adventives)

  1. A non-native plant that has become naturalized.
    • 1988 April 15, James Krohe Jr., “Where Has All the Flora Gone?”, in Chicago Reader:
      Such interlopers are known as exotics, adventives, or aliens, all terms that may be considered synonymous with "nasty.


French

Adjective

adventive

  1. feminine of adventif