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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Anthropology Of or being a human racial classification distinguished especially by very light to brown skin pigmentation and straight to wavy or curly hair, and including peoples indigenous to Europe, northern Africa, western Asia, and India. See Usage Note at race1.
  • adj. Of or relating to a racial group having white skin, especially one of European origin; white.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Caucasus region or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
  • adj. Of or relating to a group of three language families spoken in the region of the Caucasus mountains, including Chechen, Abkhaz, and the Kartvelian languages.
  • n. Anthropology A member of the Caucasian racial classification.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus.
  • n. The Caucasian language family.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to the Caucasus region or its people, languages and culture.
  • adj. Of a racial classification; pertaining to people having certain phenotypical features such as straight, wavy or curly hair and very light to brown pigmented skin, and originating from Europe, parts of Northern Africa and Western, Central and South Asia.
  • adj. White, being a white person: of European descent.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus.
  • n. A member of the Caucasian racial classification.
  • n. A person of European descent, a white person.
  • n. A group of languages spoken in the Caucasus area.
  • n. The White Russian, a cocktail consisting of coffee liqueur, vodka, and milk. Apparently originated in the 1998 film The Big Lebowski.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Caucasus, a mountainous region between the Black and Caspian seas.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the white races of mankind, of whom the people about Mount Caucasus were formerly taken as the type.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus, esp. a Circassian or Georgian.
  • n. A member of any of the white races of mankind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the Caucasus, a range of mountains between Asia and Europe; specifically, appellative of one of the races into which Blumenbach divided the human family. See II.
  • n. In Blumenbach's ethnological system, the highest type of the human family, including nearly all Europeans, the Circassians, Armenians, Persians, Hindus, Jews, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to Caucasian people
  • n. a member of the Caucasoid race
  • n. a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that are unrelated to languages spoken elsewhere
  • adj. of or relating to the geographical region of Caucasia

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