one of a South African breed of medium-sized muscular hunting dogs having a short, glossy, red or tan coat, with a characteristic ridge of hair along the spine consisting of parallel crowns of hair growing in the opposite direction of the rest of the coat, originally developed for hunting lions but now used primarily as a guard dog.
a large short-haired breed of dog characterized by a ridge of hair growing along the back in the opposite direction to the rest of the coat. It was originally a hunting dog from South Africa
- African mahogany
a large tree, Khaya ivorensis, of western Africa, having hard wood resembling true mahogany, widely used in cabinetmaking and boatbuilding. any of several related or similar African hardwood trees. the wood of any of these trees. noun any of several African trees of the meliaceous genus Khaya, esp K. ivorensis, that have wood similar to […]
- African marigold
a bushy composite plant, Tagetes erecta, of Mexico, having pinnate leaves and large yellow or orange flower heads. Historical Examples The Tuberose and African marigold have been seen to emit these mimic lightnings. Atlantic Monthly Vol. 6, No. 33, July, 1860 Various
- African millet
a grass, Eleusine coracana, of Asia and Africa, having round fruit with a loose husk, grown as a cereal and as an ornamental. .
Also called African mongoose, Egyptian mongoose. a slender, long-tailed mongoose, Herpestes ichneumon, inhabiting Africa and southern Europe, and believed by the ancient Egyptians to devour crocodile eggs. . Historical Examples Classification of the ichneumon flies, or the superfamily ichneumonoidea. The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches Louis M. Roth The ichneumon may be seen busily searching the […]