Af"ri*can (#), a. [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African.]

Of or pertaining to Africa.

African hemp, a fiber prerared from the leaves of the Sanseviera guineensis, a plant found in Africa and India. -- African marigold, a tropical American plant (Tagetes erecta). -- African oakAfrican teak, a timber furnished by Oldfieldia Africana, used in ship building.


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Af"ri*can, n.

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


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