Of or pertaining to Africa. African hemp, a fibre prerared from the leaves of the Sanseviera Guineensis, a plant found in Africa and India. African marigold, a tropical American plant (Tagetes erecta). African oak or African teak, a timber furnished by Oldfieldia Africana, used in ship building.

Origin: L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African.

(01 Mar 1998)