from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, the oldest son of Ham.
- An ancient region of northeast Africa where the biblical descendants of Cush settled. It is often identified with Ethiopia.
- An ancient kingdom of Nubia in northern Sudan. It flourished from the 11th century B.C. to the 4th century A.D., when its capital fell to the Ethiopians.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. the son of Ham and grandson of Noah, progenitor of the African peoples
- proper n. a Benjamite mentioned only in the title of Psalm 7
- proper n. an Iron Age kingdom on the middle Nile, in what is now northern Sudan
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The commercial name in India for sorghum.
- n. In North Carolina, the crumbs and scrapings of cracker-or meal-barrels, fried with grease.
Biblical כוש "Ethiopia, Ethiopians". (Wiktionary)