Monday, February 4, 2008


(i-SEE-sis) noun

The entry or establishment of a plant in a new habitat.

[From Greek okiesis (inhabitation), from oikein (to inhabit). Ultimately from Indo-European root weik- (clan) that is also the forbear of vicinity, village, villa, and villain (originally, a villain was a farm servant, one who lived in a villa or a country house).]
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