Origin: Sp. Or Pg. Negro, fr. Negro black, L. Niger; perh. Akin to E. Night.
A black man; especially, one of a race of black or very dark persons who inhabit the greater part of tropical Africa, and are distinguished by crisped or curly hair, flat noses, and thick protruding lips; also, any black person of unmixed African blood, wherever found.
Of or pertaining to negroes; black.
<zoology> Negro bug, a minute black bug common on the raspberry and blackberry. It produced a very disagreeable flavour. Negro corn, the Indian millet or durra; so called in the West Indies. See Durra.
(01 Mar 1998)
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