a major tectonic division of the earth’s crust, comprising the African continent as well as adjacent ocean basins (the Canary, Cape Verde, Angola, Cape Agulhas, Somali, Madagascar, and Natal Basins), and bounded on the north by the Eurasian and Arabian Plates, on the east by mid-ocean ridges (the Southwest Indian, Mid-Indian, and Carlsberg Ridges), on the south by the Antarctic Plate, and on the west by the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
- African potato
noun the corm of a southern African plant, Hypoxis hemerocallidea, believed to possess medicinal properties
Ira Frederick (“the African Roscius”) 1804?–67, U.S. actor, primarily in Europe. Contemporary Examples Off the job, Aldridge is happily married to Kings of Leon front man Caleb Followill. Meet the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Girls Amy Zimmerman February 13, 2014 Historical Examples Mr. Aldridge did not answer, but sat silently looking into the fire. The […]
- African sleeping sickness
(def 1). African sleeping sickness Af·ri·can sleeping sickness (āf’rĭ-kən) n. African trypanosomiasis.
- African swine fever
noun (vet science) a highly contagious fatal disease of pigs caused by a myxovirus. The disease is characterized by fever, blotches on the skin, depression, and lack of coordination