Meaning of AMERICAN in English

I. A ‧ mer ‧ i ‧ can 1 /əˈmerəkən, əˈmerɪkən/ BrE AmE adjective

1 . relating to the US or its people:

Her mother is American.

a famous American writer

2 . something is as American as apple pie used to say that something is very typically American

⇨ ↑ Latin American

II. American 2 BrE AmE noun [countable]

someone from the US

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.