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african Idioms & Phrases


african american

  • noun an American whose ancestors were born in Africa
    Black American; Afro-American; African American.
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african american english

  • noun a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
    Black Vernacular English; Black English Vernacular; Black Vernacular; African American English; AAVE; Ebonics; Black English.
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african american vernacular english

  • noun a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
    Black Vernacular English; Black English Vernacular; Black Vernacular; African American English; AAVE; Ebonics; Black English.
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african bowstring hemp

  • noun bowstring hemp of South Africa
    Sansevieria guineensis; African bowstring hemp.
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african chameleon

  • noun a chameleon found in Africa
    Chamaeleo chamaeleon.
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african clawed frog

  • noun a tongueless frog native to Africa; established in the United States as result of release of laboratory and aquarium animals
    Xenopus laevis.
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african coral snake

  • noun small widely distributed arboreal snake of southern Africa banded in black and orange
    Aspidelaps lubricus.
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african country

  • noun any one of the countries occupying the African continent
    African country.
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african crocodile

  • noun a dangerous crocodile widely distributed in Africa
    Nile crocodile; Crocodylus niloticus.
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african daisy

  • noun shrub of southwestern Mediterranean region having yellow daisylike flowers
    Lonas annua; Lonas inodora; yellow ageratum.
  • noun African or Asiatic herbs with daisylike flowers
  • noun any of several plants of the genus Arctotis having daisylike flowers
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african elephant

  • noun an elephant native to Africa having enormous flapping ears and ivory tusks
    Loxodonta africana.
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african gray

  • noun commonly domesticated grey parrot with red-and-black tail and white face; native to equatorial Africa
    Psittacus erithacus; African gray.
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african green monkey

  • noun common savannah monkey with greenish-grey back and yellow tail
    Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus; green monkey.
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african grey

  • noun commonly domesticated grey parrot with red-and-black tail and white face; native to equatorial Africa
    Psittacus erithacus; African gray.
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African hemp

  • noun bowstring hemp of South Africa
    Sansevieria guineensis; African bowstring hemp.
  • noun large shrub of South Africa having many conspicuously hairy branches with large hairy leaves and clusters of conspicuous white flowers
    Sparmannia africana.
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  • a fiber prerared from the leaves of the Sanseviera Guineensis, a plant found in Africa and India.
Webster 1913

african holly

  • noun woolly-stemmed biennial arborescent shrub of tropical Africa and southern Asia having silvery-white prickly branches, clusters of blue or white flowers, and bright red berries resembling holly berries
    Solanum giganteum.
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african hunting dog

  • noun a powerful doglike mammal of southern and eastern Africa that hunts in large packs; now rare in settled area
    Lycaon pictus; Cape hunting dog; hyena dog.
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african lily

  • noun African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowers
    African lily; African tulip; Agapanthus africanus.
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african love grass

  • noun perennial South African grass having densely clumped flimsy stems; introduced into United States especially for erosion control
    weeping love grass; Eragrostis curvula.
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african mahogany

  • noun African tree having hard heavy odorless wood
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African marigold

  • noun a stout branching annual with large yellow to orange flower heads; Mexico and Central America
    Tagetes erecta; Aztec marigold; big marigold.
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  • a tropical American plant (Tagetes erecta).
Webster 1913

african millet

  • noun East Indian cereal grass whose seed yield a somewhat bitter flour, a staple in the Orient
    corakan; Eleusine coracana; ragee; finger millet; ragi; kurakkan; coracan.
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african monitor

  • noun destroys crocodile eggs
    Varanus niloticus.
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african nation

  • noun any one of the countries occupying the African continent
    African country.
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African oakAfrican teak

  • a timber furnished by Oldfieldia Africana, used in ship building.
Webster 1913

african oil palm

  • noun oil palm of Africa
    Elaeis guineensis.
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african sandalwood

  • noun small shrubby African tree with hard wood used as a dyewood yielding a red dye
    camwood; Baphia nitida.
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african scented mahogany

  • noun African tree having rather lightweight cedar-scented wood varying in color from pink to reddish brown
    cedar mahogany; Entandrophragma cylindricum; sapele mahogany.
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african tea

  • noun the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant
    qat; quat; cat; kat; Arabian tea; khat.
    • in Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults
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african tulip

  • noun African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowers
    African lily; African tulip; Agapanthus africanus.
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african violet

  • noun tropical African plant cultivated as a houseplant for its violet or white or pink flowers
    Saintpaulia ionantha.
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african walnut

  • noun tropical African timber tree with wood that resembles mahogany
    Lovoa klaineana.
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african wild ass

  • noun a wild ass of Africa
    Equus asinus.
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african yellowwood

  • noun South African tree or shrub having a rounded crown
    cape yellowwood; Podocarpus elongatus.
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African-American

  • noun an American whose ancestors were born in Africa
    Black American; Afro-American; African American.
  • adjective satellite pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry
    Afro-American.
    • Afro-American culture
    • many black people preferred to be called African-American or Afro-American
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  • a United States citizen of African descent
Webster 1913

african-american music

  • noun music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses
    black music.
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black african

  • noun an African who is Black
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blue african lily

  • noun African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowers
    African lily; African tulip; Agapanthus africanus.
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blue-eyed african daisy

  • noun bushy perennial of South Africa with white or violet flowers; in its native region often clothes entire valley sides in a sheet of color
    Arctotis stoechadifolia; Arctotis venusta.
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central african republic

  • noun a landlocked country in central Africa; formerly under French control; became independent in 1960
    Central Africa.
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central african republic franc

  • noun the basic unit of money in the Central African Republic
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east african

  • adjective of or relating to or located in East Africa
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east african cedar

  • noun tropical African timber tree with fragrant wood
    Juniperus procera.
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north african

  • adjective of or relating to northern Africa
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south african

  • noun a native or inhabitant of South Africa
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of South Africa or its people
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south african dutch

  • noun an official language of the Republic of South Africa; closely related to Dutch and Flemish
    Taal; Afrikaans.
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south african monetary unit

  • noun monetary unit in South Africa
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south-african yellowwood

  • noun erect or shrubby tree of Africa having ridged dark grey bark and rigid glossy medium to long leaves
    Podocarpus latifolius.
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west african

  • noun a group of languages spoken in the extreme western part of West Africa
  • adjective of or relating to the countries or cultures or people of West Africa
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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