1. [syn: African marigold, big marigold, Aztec marigold, Tagetes erecta]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
African \Af"ri*can\, a. [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer
Of or pertaining to Africa.
African hemp, a fiber prepared from the leaves of the
Sanseviera Guineensis, a plant found in Africa and
African marigold, a tropical American plant (Tagetes
African oak or African teak, a timber furnished by
Oldfieldia Africana, used in ship building.
African violet .
African-American, see African-American.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a stout branching annual with large yellow to orange flower
heads; Mexico and Central America [syn: African marigold,
big marigold, Aztec marigold, Tagetes erecta]