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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a breed of tall red cattle that were originally developed in South Africa, are well adapted to heat, and have a humped back and large spreading horns.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A native of Cape Colony or the neighboring regions of Africa born of white parents; a descendant of European settlers in southern Africa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One born in Africa, the offspring of a white father and a “colored” mother. Also, and now commonly in Southern Africa, a native born of European settlers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Archaic form of Afrikaner.
  • noun dated One born in Africa, the offspring of a white father and black mother.

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

  • noun tall large-horned humped cattle of South Africa; used for meat or draft

Etymologies

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

[Obsolete Afrikaans, an African, from Afrikaan (on the model of Hollander, Hollander); see Afrikaner.]

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