Aboriginal vs Irukandji - What's the difference?

aboriginal | irukandji |




(en adjective)
  • First according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive.
  • * 1814 , , The Excursion , Longman et al. (publishers), [http://books.google.com/books?id=T18JAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA277&dq=aboriginal page 277]:
  • Green in the Church-yard, beautiful and green; / / And mantled o'er with aboriginal turf / And everlasting flowers.
  • Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Synonyms

    * (indigenous to a place) native, indigenous, autochthonous, endemic, original, first, earliest, primitive, ancient, primordial, primeval

    Derived terms

    * aboriginality * aboriginally


    (en noun)
  • An animal or plant native to a region.
  • * Charles Darwin
  • It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Usage notes

    * Using uncapitalized aboriginal to refer to people or anything associated with people may cause offence. * In Canada, style manuals recommend against using the noun Aboriginal for a person or people. * See also the usage notes under Aboriginal .





    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • An Aboriginal tribe of northeastern Australia, also known as the
  • Noun

  • (en noun)
  • A deadly jellyfish found in northern Australia, Carukia barnesi .
  • Any box jellyfish with a sting that produces Irukandji syndrome.
  • Derived terms

    * irukandji syndrome

    See also

    * * Article which discusses the development of the 2nd sense * Irukandji JellyFish