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

  • n. Often Offensive A Black person. See Usage Note at black.
  • n. Often Offensive A member of the Negroid race. Not in scientific use.
  • RíoNegro A river rising in central Argentina and flowing about 644 km (400 mi) eastward to the Atlantic Ocean.
  • RíoNegro A river rising in southern Brazil and flowing about 805 km (500 mi) generally southwest to the Uruguay River in central Uruguay.
  • RíoNegro A river of northwest South America flowing about 2,253 km (1,400 mi) from eastern Colombia to the Amazon River near Manaus, Brazil. Part of its course forms a section of the Colombia-Venezuela border.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person with black or dark brown skin and of African descent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to negroes; black.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A person of dark skin color descended at least in part from African negroes; in the United States, an African-American.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A black man; specifically, one of a race of men characterized by a black skin and hair of a woolly or crisp nature.
  • Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of black men or negroes: as, negro blood; negro dances.

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

  • adj. 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
  • n. a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)


Spanish and Portuguese negro, black, Black person, from Latin niger, nigr-, black; see nekw-t- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish negro ("black"). (Wiktionary)



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