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
- African yellowwood
a tree, Podocarpus elongatus, of tropical Africa and the mountains of southern Africa, having globe-shaped fruit, grown as an ornamental.
noun a Canadian of African descent adjective of or relating to Canadians of African descent