What does the word aboriginal mean?

Usage examples for aboriginal

  1. The aboriginal bareback rider must have been a beauty. – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  2. Spangled Hamburghs, however, offer a partial exception, for the two sexes, though not quite alike, resemble each other more closely than do the sexes of the aboriginal parent- species, yet they acquire their characteristic plumage late in life, for the chickens are distinctly pencilled. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  3. The aboriginal tribes were friendly. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
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