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

  • adjective Of or relating to a racial group having light-colored skin; white.
  • adjective Of or being a human racial classification distinguished especially by very light to brown skin and straight to wavy or curly hair, and including peoples indigenous to Europe, northern Africa, western Asia, and parts of South Asia. No longer in scientific use.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Caucasus region or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
  • adjective 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.
  • noun A person having light-colored skin; a white person.
  • noun A member of the Caucasian racial classification. No longer in scientific use.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus.
  • noun The Caucasian language family.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun In Blumenbach's ethnological system, the highest type of the human family, including nearly all Europeans, the Circassians, Armenians, Persians, Hindus, Jews, etc.

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

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

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

  • adjective Of, or relating to the Caucasus region or its people, languages and culture.
  • adjective anthropology, archaic 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.
  • adjective US, of a person White, being a white person: of European descent.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus.
  • noun anthropology, archaic A member of the Caucasian racial classification.
  • noun A person of European descent, a white person.
  • noun linguistics A group of languages spoken in the Caucasus area.
  • noun humorous, bartending The White Russian, a cocktail consisting of coffee liqueur, vodka, and milk. Apparently originated in the 1998 film The Big Lebowski.

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

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

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