Associations to the word «Kaffir»


KAFFIR, noun. (South Africa) (pejorative) (offensive) (ethnic slur) A black person.
KAFFIR, proper noun. (obsolete) A blanket term for various native peoples of southern Africa.
KAFFIR, proper noun. (South Africa) (offensive) A black person.
KAFFIR, proper noun. A non-believer.
KAFFIR BEER, noun. Beer made from millet
KAFFIR CORN, noun. The cultivated species of sorghum, Sorghum bicolor, used as a food for people and animals and in ethanol production.
KAFFIR LILIES, noun. Plural of kaffir lily
KAFFIR LILY, noun. The plant Clivia miniata in the Amaryllidaceae family.
KAFFIR LILY, noun. The plant Hesperantha coccinea syn. Schizostylis coccinea in the Iridaceae family.
KAFFIR LIME, noun. Citrus hystrix, a species of fragrant, small lime native to Southeast Asia, the leaves of which are used in cooking for their citrus flavor.
KAFFIR LIMES, noun. Plural of kaffir lime

Dictionary definition

KAFFIR, noun. Important for human and animal food; growth habit and stem form similar to Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves.
KAFFIR, noun. An offensive and insulting term for any Black African.

Wise words

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