from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A plant (Guizotia abyssinica) of the composite family native to northeast Africa, having yellow flower heads and grown for its oil-rich seeds, often used for birdseed.
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- noun A
herb, Guizotia abyssinica, from Ethiopia, grown for its seedand edible oil.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
But I can say this, that it may have came from the Latin word ''niger'' for the color black.
In the book "Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word" by Randall Kennedy, the Harvard Law professor writes that the word is derived from the Latin word "niger" and the Spanish word
"Do you think you'll get in trouble for having the word niger on your web site?"
Do you think you'll get in trouble for having the word niger on your web site?
REVEREND JESSE JACKSON: You used the word niger and then the lynching scene have you been here before?
Going from that to the excessive use of profanity, repretish use of the word niger, and idea about some body lynching from a tree, that's pretty pathologic, pretty sick.
In fact, Wikipedia suggests that it is 'a descendant of the Latin adjective niger, meaning "black"', but that's a technicality.
Suppose, that two tribes used the same written characters, but attached different and opposite meanings to them, so that 'niger', for instance, was used by one tribe to convey the notion 'black', by the other, 'white'; -- could they, without absurdity, be said to have the same language?
‘Josef Lemper’ – the Helleborus niger hybrid I posted about last month – is still in full flower.
The bully tactics usually used in these niger scams, reflect their own awful society of course.
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