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Webster 1913 Edition


African

Af′ri-can

,
Adj.
[L.
Africus
,
Africanus
, fr.
Afer
African.]
Of or pertaining to Africa.
African hemp
,
a fiber prepared from the leaves of the
Sanseviera Guineensis
, a plant found in Africa and India.
African marigold
,
a tropical American plant (
Tagetes erecta
).
African oak
or
African teak
,
a timber furnished by
Oldfieldia Africana
, used in ship building.
African violet
. –
African-American
,

Af′ri-can

,
Noun.
A native of Africa; also one ethnologically belonging to an African race.

Webster 1828 Edition


African

AF'RICAN

,
Adj.
Pertaining to Africa.

AF'RICAN

,
Noun.
A native of Africa.
This name is given also to the African marygold.

Definition 2022


African

African

See also: african and Afričan

English

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Adjective

African (comparative more African, superlative most African)

  1. Of or pertaining to Africa.
  2. Synonym of negroid
    The truth is that I know the guy had African skin and a shirt of some sort.

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Noun

African (plural Africans)

  1. A native of Africa; also one ethnologically belonging to an African race.
    • 2007, African Immigrant Religions in America (ISBN 0814762409):
      Africans constitute significantly growing populations not only in major urban centers such as New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, and Atlanta but also in small and midsize cities in states such as Ohio and Maine.

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african

african

See also: African and Afričan

Venetian

Adjective

african m (feminine singular africana, masculine plural africani, feminine plural africane)

  1. African

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