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Oriental

oriental
1. A native or inhabitant of the Orient or some Eastern part of the world; an Asiatic.
2. Eastern Christians of the greek rite.
Of or pertaining to the orient or east; eastern; concerned with the East or Orientalism; opposed to occidental; as, Oriental countries. The sun’s ascendant and oriental radiations. (Sir T. Browne)
Origin: L. Orientalis: cf. F. Oriental.


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