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Negro

negro
Origin: Sp. Or Pg. Negro, fr. Negro black, L. Niger; perh. Akin to E. Night.
A black man; especially, one of a race of black or very dark persons who inhabit the greater part of tropical Africa, and are distinguished by crisped or curly hair, flat noses, and thick protruding lips; also, any black person of unmixed african blood, wherever found.
Of or pertaining to negroes; black.
(Science: zoology) Negro bug, a minute black bug common on the raspberry and blackberry. It produced a very disagreeable flavor. Negro corn, the indian millet or durra; so called in the west Indies. See Durra.
(Science: zoology) Negro fly, Cavendish tobacco.
(Science: zoology) Negro monkey, the moor monkey.


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