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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. A person of dark skin color descended at least in part from African negroes; an African-American. [U.S. usage, sometimes considered offensive.] -->


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Ne"gro, a.

of or pertaining to negroes; black.

Negro bug Zool., 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.


-- Negro fly Zool., a black dipterous fly (Psila rosae) which, in the larval state, is injurious to carrots; -- called also carrot fly. -- Negro head Com., Cavendish tobacco. [Cant]


-- Negro monkey Zool., the moor monkey.


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