having minimal impact on the natural environment; also, using as well as maintaining natural materials; also called [environmentally friendly]
We buy nature-friendly products based on respect for the environment.
- Nature girl
noun See nature boy
[ney-cher] /ˈneɪ tʃər/ noun 1. the material world, especially as surrounding humankind and existing independently of human activities. 2. the world as it exists without human beings or civilization: In nature, wild dogs hunt in packs. 3. the elements of the natural world, as mountains, trees, animals, or rivers: The abandoned power plant was reclaimed […]
- Nature-nurture controversy
A traditional and long-standing disagreement over whether heredity or environment is more important in the development of living things, especially human beings.
- Nature preserve
noun a piece of land protected and managed to preserve its flora and fauna; also called nature reserve