Definitions for: Negro


[n] a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
[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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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
flavor.

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.

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

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