Meaning of AFRICAN in English
n. & adj.
1. a native of Africa (esp. a dark-skinned person).
2 a person of African descent.
--adj. of or relating to Africa.
Phrases and idioms:
African American an American citizen of African origin or descent. African elephant the elephant, Loxodonta africana, of Africa, which is larger than the Indian elephant. African violet a saintpaulia, Saintpaulia ionantha, with heart-shaped velvety leaves and blue, purple, or pink flowers.
Etymology: L Africanus
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012