a popular house plant, Saintpaulia ionantha, of the gesneriad family, having hairy leaves and showy violet, pink, or white flowers.
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
- Sleeping sickness
Also called African sleeping sickness, African trypanosomiasis. a generally fatal disease, common in parts of Africa, characterized by fever, wasting, and progressive lethargy: caused by a parasitic protozoan, Trypanosoma gambiense or T. rhodesiense, that is carried by a tsetse fly, Glossina palpalis. Also called epidemic encephalitis, lethargic encephalitis. a viral disease affecting the brain, characterized […]
artifacts or artistic or literary works of any of the nations of Africa reflecting geographical, historical, or cultural development. a collection of materials, as books and documents, on African history or culture. Historical Examples Footsteps and broken talk echoed along the narrow street; one heard guitars and somebody began to sing the Africana. Kit Musgrave’s […]
. one of a breed of red beef cattle, raised originally in southern Africa, well adapted to high temperatures. Archaic. . Historical Examples Whether he and Steyn used the Africander Bond as their tool or were themselves its tools the outcome of the war is the same. With the Guards’ Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati […]