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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Autochthon \Au*toch"thon\, n.; pl. E. {Authochthons}, L.
     {Autochthones}. [L., fr. Gr. ?, pl. ?, from the land itself;
     a'yto`s self + ? earth, land.]
     1. One who is supposed to rise or spring from the ground or
        the soil he inhabits; one of the original inhabitants or
        aborigines; a native; -- commonly in the plural. This

        title was assumed by the ancient Greeks, particularly the
        [1913 Webster]
     2. That which is original to a particular country, or which
        had there its origin.
        [1913 Webster] Authochthonic

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       See {autochthon}

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