a member of a group of people living in parts of the South, especially Alabama, whose ancestry is a mixture of white, black, and possibly Indian.
a member of a group of people with an enduring cultural tradition whose French Catholic ancestors established permanent communities in Louisiana and Maine after being expelled from Acadia in the late 18th century.
the French dialect of the Cajuns.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Cajuns, especially those of Louisiana:
The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1 Elizabeth Bisland
Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon J. Emerson Tennent
a native of Louisiana descended from 18th-century Acadian immigrants
the dialect of French spoken by such people
the music of this ethnic group, combining blues and European folk music
denoting, relating to, or characteristic of such people, their language, or their music
a tree, Melaleuca leucadendron, of the myrtle family, native to Australia and New Guinea, having papery bark and yielding a greenish, aromatic oil (cajeput oil) used in medicine and perfumes. Historical Examples The Western World W.H.G. Kingston Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume […]
to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax. Contemporary Examples The Margaret Thatcher I Knew Jamie Dettmer April 8, 2013 Libya Protests: Watch Out, Barack Obama Leslie H. Gelb February 21, 2011 How Lyndon Would Have Passed Health-Care Reform Tom Johnson August 21, 2009 The Speech of His Life—Again Eric Alterman September 7, 2009 Justin […]
to persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax. Historical Examples The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851 Various verb to persuade (someone) by flattery or pleasing talk to do what one wants; wheedle; coax v.