african, a. [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African.].
African hemp, a fiber prepared from the leaves of the Sanseviera Guineensis, a plant found in Africa and India. -- African marigold, a tropical American plant (Tagetes erecta). -- African oak or African teak, a timber furnished by Oldfieldia Africana, used in ship building.
African violet . -- African-American, see African-American.