3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Negro \Ne"gro\, adjective Of or pertaining to negroes; black.

{Negro bug} (Zool.), a minute black bug common on the raspberry and blackberry. It produces a very disagreeable flavor.

{negro corn}, the Indian millet or durra; -- so called in the West Indies. See {Durra}. --McElrath.

{Negro fly} (Zool.), a black dipterous fly ({Psila rosae}) which, in the larval state, is injurious to carrots; -- called also {carrot fly}.

{Negro head} (Com.), Cavendish tobacco. [Cant] --McElrath.

{Negro monkey} (Zool.), the {moor monkey}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Negro \Ne"gro\ (n[=e]"gr[-o]), noun; pl. {Negroes} (n[=e]"gr[=o]z). [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.

2. A person of dark skin color descended at least in part from African negroes; in the United States, an {African-American}. [U.S. usage, sometimes considered offensive.] [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: relating to or characteristic of or being a member of the traditional racial division of mankind having brown to black pigmentation and tightly curled hair


1: a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa) [syn: {Black}, {Black person}, {blackamoor}, {Negro}, {Negroid}]

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