A person from Africa, especially a black person
Any of various bees native to Africa; specifically = African honeybee.
A female of an extinct African hominid; especially a hypothetical single female human regarded as the ancestor of all modern humans in the maternal line, postulated to have lived in Africa 150,000–200,000 years ago.
The hard and durable timber from any of several African trees, especially African teak (Oldfieldia africana) and iroko (Milicia excelsa).
Relating to all people of African birth or descent
(More fully African grey parrot) the parrot Psittacus erithacus, with chiefly grey plumage and a red tail, which is native to the rainforests of West and Central Africa and popular elsewhere as a pet, being noted for its ability to mimic speech.
A dark-skinned African; especially one who is a native or inhabitant of sub-Saharan Africa.
Cultural Anthropol. A member of a race or group of races displaying a combination of both European and African physical characteristics.
A light-skinned African, especially one of European descent.
A plant of the daisy family, cultivated for its bright flowers
Another term for caracal.
An association of African states formed in 2002 from the Organization of African Unity
A native or inhabitant of South Africa
A banded penguin, Spheniscus demersus, which is the only penguin found in Africa and is confined to the coasts and waters of southern Africa; also called jackass penguin.
Any of several plants found or cultivated in Africa, the fruits of which have a hot, spicy flavour and are used in cooking; especially Capsicum frutescens (family Solanaceae), Piper clusii (family Piperaceae), and Xylopia aethiopica (family Annonaceae).
Any of various African plants with edible starchy tubers, as yam and cassava.
Any of various African plants of the family Asteraceae (Compositae); specifically any of numerous yellow-flowered, drought-adapted plants constituting the genus Othonna.
Any of various edible plants with leaves resembling spinach, cultivated as leaf vegetables in parts of Africa; especially any of various amaranths, grown widely as food crops.
The mahogany-like timber from the tropical African tree Lovoa trichiloides (Meliaceae) which is typically used for furniture.
A small wildcat of the subspecies Felis silvestris lybica, found widely in Africa and the Middle East, which is believed to be the ancestor of the domestic cat.
Of or relating to both America and Africa; (also) of or relating to African-Americans (originally and chiefly in the context of the resettlement of freed American slaves in Africa during the 19th cent.).
A small East African plant with heart-shaped velvety leaves and violet, pink, or white flowers
A honeybee native to Africa; especially one of the subspecies Apis mellifera scutellata.
Any of four lungfishes that constitute the African genus Protopterus and the family Protopteridae, which have thread-like fins, typically occur in shallow fresh water, and are capable of surviving dry periods by living in a mud cocoon.
Any of several African plants of the genus Solanum (family Solanaceae); (in later use) especially S. scabarum, cultivated as a leaf vegetable.
Any African francolin or spurfowl belonging (or formerly belonging) to the genus Francolinus.
A form of socialism specific to or adapted for Africa and its culture; specifically (sometimes with capital initials) the name of a kind of socialism developed in the 1960s by President Nyerere of Tanzania.
An American of black African origin or descent; an African-American.
A black American
The elephant native to Africa, which is larger than the Indian elephant and has larger ears and a two-lipped trunk
The marsh owl, Asio capensis.
A large tropical African tree, Spathodea campanulata (family Bignoniaceae), with bright red flowers, widely grown in tropical climates for ornament and as a shade tree.
= African horse sickness.
A large tropical African tree, Mammea africana (family Calophyllaceae; formerly Clusiaceae), used for its edible fruit and hard timber.
A viral disease of pigs occurring in acute and chronic forms that has symptoms similar to those of hog cholera and is transmitted by ticks and by contact with infected animals and secretions.
The Afrikaans language from the 17th to the 19th centuries, during its development from Dutch
A notifiable viral disease of horses, which is usually fatal. It is transmitted by biting insects and occurs chiefly in Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean
A country of central Africa; population 4,511,500 (est. 2009); languages, French (official), Sango; capital, Bangui. Formerly a French colony, it became a republic within the French Community in 1958 and a fully independent state in 1960
A South African political party and black nationalist organization. Having been banned by the South African government 1960–90, the ANC was victorious in the country’s first democratic elections in 1994 and its leader Nelson Mandela became the country’s President
A Kenyan political party formed in 1960 and led first by Jomo Kenyatta. KANU won the first Kenyan elections and took the country into independence in 1963; it has since dominated Kenyan politics, ruling as the sole legal party 1982–91
An association of African states founded in 1963 for mutual cooperation and the elimination of colonialism in Africa. In 2002 it was reconstituted as the African Union
A Zimbabwean political party formed in 1963 as a guerrilla organization and led from 1975 by Robert Mugabe
A Zimbabwean political party formed in 1961 as a guerrilla organization and led by Joshua Nkomo. It merged with ZANU in 1989
Any of various distinctive varieties of nonstandard English used by African-Americans; abbreviated AAVE.
another term for caracal.
A swamp grass which is widely cultivated as a source of food, especially in Asia
A slender nocturnal carnivorous mammal with a barred and spotted coat and well-developed anal scent glands, native to Africa and Asia
A heavily built wild ox with backward-curving horns, found mainly in the Old World tropics:
A very large frog which has a deep booming croak and is often a predator of smaller vertebrates