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Meaning of ab origine*

ab o•rig•i•ne

Pronunciation: (äb ō-rig'i-ne" Eng. ab ô-rij'&schwa-nē", -ō-rij'-), [key]
  1. from the very beginning; from the source or origin.

ab•o•rig•i•ne

Pronunciation: (ab"u-rij'u-nē), [key]
— n.
  1. one of the original or earliest known inhabitants of a country or region.
  2. (cap.) Also calleda member of the dark-skinned people who were the earliest inhabitants of Australia.
  3. the original, native fauna or flora of a region.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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