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.