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Meaning of NEGRO

Pronunciation:  'neegrow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
  2. [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

NEGRO is a 5 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: Black, black, black person, blackamoor, Negroid
 See Also: Black man, Black race, Black woman, colored, colored person, coon, darkey, darkie, darky, jigaboo, Negress, Negro race, Negroid race, nigger, nigra, person of color, person of colour, picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny, spade, Tom, Uncle Tom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ne"gro\, n.; pl. {Negroes}. [Sp. or Pg. negro, fr. negro
    black, L. niger; perh. akin to E. night.]
    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.
  2. \Ne"gro\, a.
    Of or pertaining to negroes; black.
    {Negro bug} (Zo["o]l.), a minute black bug common on the
       raspberry and blackberry. It produced a very disagreeable
    {negro corn}, the Indian millet or durra; -- so called in the
       West Indies. see {Durra}. --McElrath.
    {Negro fly} (Zo["o]l.), a black dipterous fly ({Psila
       ros[ae]}) which, in the larval state, is injurious to
       carrots; -- called also {carrot fly}.
    {Negro head} (Com.), Cavendish tobacco. [Cant] --McElrath.
    {Negro monkey} (Zo["o]l.), the moor monkey.
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