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Meaning of "ruderal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RUDERAL

From New Latin rūderālis, from Latin rūdus rubble.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RUDERAL

ruderal  [ˈruːdərəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RUDERAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ruderal can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES RUDERAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ruderal

Ruderal species

A ruderal species is a plant species that is first to colonize disturbed lands. The disturbance may be natural – for example, wildfires or avalanches – or a consequence of human activity, such as construction or agriculture. "Ruderal" means "of rubble". Ruderal species typically dominate the disturbed area for a few years, gradually losing the competition to other native species. However, in extreme disturbance circumstances, such as when the natural topsoil is covered with a foreign substance, a single-species ruderal community may become permanently established, as depicted in the image on the right. In addition, some ruderal invasive species may have such a competitive advantage over the native species that they, too, may permanently prevent a disturbed area from returning to its original state despite natural topsoil.

Definition of ruderal in the English dictionary

The definition of ruderal in the dictionary is a plant that grows on waste ground. Other definition of ruderal is growing in waste places.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RUDERAL


agricultural
ˌæɡrɪˈkʌltʃərəl
architectural
ˌɑːkɪˈtektʃərəl
confederal
kənˈfɛdərəl
cultural
ˈkʌltʃərəl
electoral
ɪˈlɛktərəl
federal
ˈfɛdərəl
funeral
ˈfjuːnərəl
general
ˈdʒɛnərəl
hederal
ˈhɛdərəl
lateral
ˈlætərəl
liberal
ˈlɪbərəl
mineral
ˈmɪnərəl
nonfederal
ˌnɒnˈfɛdərəl
ponderal
ˈpɒndərəl
rural
ˈrʊərəl
sideral
ˈsɪdərəl
spiral
ˈspaɪərəl
structural
ˈstrʌktʃərəl
sudoral
ˈsjuːdərəl
temporal
ˈtɛmpərəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RUDERAL

ruddle
ruddleman
ruddock
ruddy
ruddy duck
rude
rude awakening
rude word
rudely
rudeness
rudery
rudesby
Rudesheimer
rudie
rudiment
rudimental
rudimentally
rudimentarily
rudimentariness
rudimentary

WORDS THAT END LIKE RUDERAL

attorney general
bilateral
collateral
director general
director-general
Distrito Federal
ephemeral
falderal
feral
four-star general
in general
inspector general
literal
multilateral
numeral
peripheral
secretary-general
several
unilateral
visceral

Synonyms and antonyms of ruderal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ruderal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RUDERAL

Find out the translation of ruderal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ruderal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ruderal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

杂草
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ruderal
570 millions of speakers

English

ruderal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ruderal
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

ruderal
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рудерально
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ruderal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ruderal
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rudérales
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ruderal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ruderalflächen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ruderal
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

ruderal
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ruderal
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

ruderal
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ruderal
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रुडरल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ruderal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ruderal
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ruderalna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рудеральними
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ruderale
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ruderal
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

ruderal
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

ruderata
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

ruderal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ruderal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RUDERAL»

The term «ruderal» is normally little used and occupies the 110.085 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RUDERAL» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RUDERAL»

Discover the use of ruderal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ruderal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Encyclopedic Dictionary of Landscape and Urban Planning: ...
5267 ruderal habitat [n] phyt. (VIR 1982, 313; area frequented by ▻ruderal plants ); s estación [f] ruderal (Ubicación de ▻plantas ruderales); f station [f] rudérale ( Station sur laquelle se développent les ▻plantes rudérales) ; g Ruderalstelle [f] ...
Klaus-Jürgen Evert, 2010
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Ecological Engineering for Pest Management: Advances in ...
... Biannual species Cichorium intybus ruderal 120 Daucus carota meadow 150 Dipsacus fullonum ruderal 2 Echium vulgare ruderal 200 Malva sylvestris ruderal 60 Melilotus albus ruderal 20 Pastinaca sativa ruderal 80 Reseda lutea ruderal ...
Geoff Gurr, Steve Wratten, Miguel Altieri, 2004
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How the Earthquake Bird Got Its Name and Other Tales of an ...
Low- stress and high-disturbance environments should favor short-lived and fast- growing species (ruderal strategy). These three different strategies (competitor, stress tolerator, ruderal) would have different successes in different disturbance ...
H. H. Shugart, 2007
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Urban Ecology: An International Perspective on the ...
In Essen, for example, Reidl and Dettmar (1993) found 55 communities (of a total of 262) which are characterized by alien species, among them 27 belonging to the annual and perennial ruderal vegetation (e.g., communities with Inula ...
John Marzluff, Eric Shulenberger, Wilfried Endlicher, 2008
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Vegetation of Southern Africa
Ruderal 17 6 0 1 Other dicotyledons 66 44 3 3 Monocotyledons Cyperua esculentus Ruderal 72 69 8 12 5 Flmbrletylia sp. Ruderal 93 62 55 0 1 Eleusine Indica Ruderal 13 52 0 1 24 Eragrostis curvula Primary greas 2 12 4 0 0 Cynodon ...
R. M. Cowling, D. M. Richardson, S. M. Pierce, 2004
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Carabid Beetles as Bioindicators: Biogeographical, ...
The central part of the study site was formerly characterised as a ruderal seepage area (now ruderal area) because of seepage water. Ecological flooding, through the ecological flood gate, should prevent the succession of this area from ...
D. Johan Kotze, Thorsten Assmann, Jinze Noordijk, 2011
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Plant Strategies, Vegetation Processes, and Ecosystem Properties
One of the most interesting and thorough investigations of the stress physiology of a ruderal plant is that of Kingsbury et al. (1976), who examined the response of the annual halophyte, Lasthenia glabrata, to various periods of osmotic stress of  ...
J. Philip Grime, 2006
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Isozymes in Plant Biology
Life Taxon history Ploidal Region level sampled Major habitat Source Abutilon theophrasti A P E. Canada agrestal Warwick, 1988 Avena barbata A P S. California ruderal Allardet al., 1978 Bromus tectorum A D N.W. U.S.A. rangelands S.
Douglas E. Soltis, Pamela S. Soltis, 1990
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Urban Biodiversity and Design
... spontaneous growth at ruderal sites in villages and urbanized areas Mature woodlands; occasional voluntary growth at ruderal sites; occasionally cultivated in parks and gardens Forests on mountains and lowlands; occasional spontaneous ...
Norbert Muller, P. Werner, J. G. Kelcey, 2010
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Soil Biota and Ecosystem Development in Post Mining Sites
non-ruderal species coincides with substantial changes in the soil structure and soil biota as described elsewhere in this book and by Frouz et al. (2008) and Mudrák et al. (2010). The separation of samples representing the two phases of ...
Jan Frouz, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RUDERAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ruderal is used in the context of the following news items.
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DEP, activists at odds over cattle grazing in state park
The proposed cattle grazing area is 6,630 acres and consists of Dry Prairie, Mesic Flatwoods, Prairie Hammock, Depression Marsh and ruderal areas. In kind ... «Bay News 9, Jun 15»
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Rooted in the past: the plants that flourish in ruins
What's called “ruderal botany” — the study of what grows in rubble — began in the Colosseum when in 1643 herbalist Domenico Panaroli catalogued what grew ... «Financial Times, Jun 15»
3
What is Cannabis Ruderalis?
The term ruderalis stems from the root word ruderal. In the plant world, a ruderal species is one that grows in spite of its environment being inhabited by humans ... «Leafly, Jun 15»
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A Buzz in the Meadow by Dave Goulson review – the joy of insects
Unlike his last book, it is not about one thing (although I am delighted to see the return of my favourite naughty-sounding bee, the ruderal bumblebee) but many. «The Guardian, Apr 15»
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Nature in motion: migration and its implications
We are aware of the impacts of migrant pests on agriculture enhanced by our predilection to plant monocultures of ruderal crops that provide optimal habitats for ... «OUPblog, Nov 14»
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Chilca, “planta mágica” que le dio el Premio de Ciencias a la UMSA
"La chilca, cuyo nombre científico es Baccharis latifolia, es propia de la flora ruderal de los valles secos de La Paz”, explica la directora de la carrera de Biología ... «Diario Pagina Siete, Nov 14»
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In Bankrupt Detroit, Nature Reclaims Debris Mounds on Vacant Land
Gelderloos, whose interests include urban vegetation and "ruderal species," or plants that are the first to colonize disturbed lands, said that only certain species ... «National Geographic, Sep 14»
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Refuge Notebook: Wind carries insidious exotic plant seeds
These ruderal species (meaning the first to colonize disturbed soils) were followed in rapid succession by narrowleaf hawksbeard, narrowleaf hawkweed, ... «Kenai Peninsula Online, Aug 14»
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Warm weather boosts hopes for rarest bumblebee's revival in Britain
"We have already spotted other very rare species in the area including the ruderal bumblebee and the red-shanked carder bee. "With short-haired bumblebee ... «The Guardian, May 14»
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I'll bee back! Rare insect believed to be extinct since 1946 is …
But sightings of rare bees, including the ruderal bumblebee, the red shanked carder bee, the moss carder bee and the brown-banded carder bee, have ... «Daily Mail, May 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ruderal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ruderal>. Dec 2019 ».
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