1. (of a plant) growing in waste places, along roadsides or in rubbish; growing where the natural vegetational cover has been disturbed by humans.
2. amongst rubbish.
3. a ruderal plant.
Etymology: from Neo-Latin rūderālis, equivalent to Latin rūder-, stem of rūdus, “broken stone, rubble”.
From the article:
As part of his project “By the Silent Line,” photographer Pierre Folk has been working since 2011 to photograph the 160-year-old railway’s last remnants before any final decisions are made. He stalks the tracks at all times of the year, often returning to the same locations to document nature’s slow reclamation as rusted tracks and crumbling tunnels are swallowed by trees, vines, and grass.
Latin: ‘remember you will die’, ‘remember you must die’, ‘remember your mortality’ - an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death.
1. to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame; exculpate.
2. to relieve, as from an obligation, duty, or task.
Etymology: from late Middle English < Latin exonerātus (past participle of exonerāre, “to unburden, discharge”), equivalent to ex-, prefix for “out of, without” + oner- (stem of onus), “a burden”.