Eurafrican


Eurafrican
Eurafrican coined 1890 by anthropologist D.G. Brinton to designate a "race" of dark-skinned people inhabiting both sides of the Mediterranean; it was used 1920s to describe the "colored" population of S.Africa, and 1960s with reference to political situations involving both continents; see EURO- (Cf. Euro-) + AFRICA (Cf. Africa).

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  • eurafrican — eurafricán adj. m., pl. eurafricáni; f. sg. eurafricánă, pl. eurafricáne Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  EURAFRICÁN, Ă adj. referitor în acelaşi timp la Europa şi Africa. (< fr …   Dicționar Român

  • Eurafrican — Eurafric Eur*af ric, Eurafrican Eur*af ri*can, a. [Europe + Afric, African.] 1. (Geog.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the continents of Europe and Africa combined. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Zo[ o]geography) Pert. to or designating a region… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eurafrican — /yoo raf ri keuhn, yeuh /, adj. 1. of mixed European and African descent. n. 2. a person of European and African descent. [1885 90; EUR + AFRICAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • eurafrican — eur·african …   English syllables

  • Eurafrican — I noun a person of mixed European and African descent • Hypernyms: ↑European, ↑African II adjective relating to or coming from Europe and Africa • Pertains to noun: ↑Europe, ↑Africa …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mediterranean sea (oceanography) — For the sea between Europe and Africa, see Mediterranean Sea. In oceanography, a mediterranean sea is a mostly enclosed sea that has limited exchange of water with outer oceans and where the water circulation is dominated by salinity and… …   Wikipedia

  • herb mercury — noun Eurafrican annual naturalized in America as a weed; formerly dried for use as a purgative, diuretic or antisyphilitic • Syn: ↑herbs mercury, ↑boys and girls, ↑Mercurialis annua • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holo …   Useful english dictionary

  • eur- — I. combining form or euro Usage: capitalized Etymology: Europe : European and Eurafrican II. combining form or …   Useful english dictionary

  • boys-and-girls — oys and girls n. (Bot.) a Eurafrican annual ({Mercurialis annua}) naturalized in America as a weed; formerly dried for use as a purgative, diuretic or antisyphilitic. Syn: herb mercury, herbs mercury. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eurafric — Eur*af ric, Eurafrican Eur*af ri*can, a. [Europe + Afric, African.] 1. (Geog.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the continents of Europe and Africa combined. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Zo[ o]geography) Pert. to or designating a region including… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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