Meaning of AFRICAN in English


n. & adj.

n. 1 a native of Africa (esp. a dark-skinned person). 2 a person of African descent.

adj. of or relating to Africa. 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.

[ L Africanus ]

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