(South African, slang) unpunctuality
- African trypanosomiasis
(def 1). African trypanosomiasis n. Either of two types of an often fatal, endemic infectious disease of humans and animals in tropical Africa: Gambian trypanosomiasis or Rhodesian trypanosomiasis.
- African tulip tree
a tropical African evergreen tree, Spathodea campaulata, with pinnate leaves, split pods, winged seeds, and large red flowers.
- African union
noun an organization of African states established in 2002 as successor to the OAU; it aims to encourage economic development and political stability through increased cooperation between its members AU Contemporary Examples The african union (A.U.), is authorizing a wider African-led mission against the group. Child Soldiers—Where Is the Help? John Prendergast, Ashley Benner September […]
- African violet
a popular house plant, Saintpaulia ionantha, of the gesneriad family, having hairy leaves and showy violet, pink, or white flowers. noun any of several tropical African plants of the genus Saintpaulia, esp S. ionantha, cultivated as house plants, with violet, white, or pink flowers and hairy leaves: family Gesneriaceae