Oldfieldia Africana
African Af"ri*can, a. [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African.] Of or pertaining to Africa. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

{African violet} .

{African-American}, see {African-American}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Oldfieldia Africana — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oldfieldia Africana — Teak Teak (t[=e]k), n. [Malayalam tekku.] (Bot.) A tree of East Indies ({Tectona grandis}) which furnishes an extremely strong and durable timber highly valued for shipbuilding and other purposes; also, the timber of the tree. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oldfieldia — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots …   Wikipedia

  • Oldfieldia —   Oldfieldia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Oldfieldĭa — Hook., Gattung der Euphorbiazeen mit nur einer Art, O. africana Hook., einem Baum mit langgestielten Blättern, ganzrandigen, gestielten Blättchen, weichhaarigem Blütenstand, gestielten, achselständigen, zymösen, männlichen Blüten und aufspringen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Пикродендровые — ? Пикродендровые …   Википедия

  • Ecology of Africa — FloraThe vegetation of Africa follows very closely the distribution of heat and moisture. The northern and southern temperate zones have a flora distinct from that of the continent generally, which is tropical. In the countries bordering the… …   Wikipedia

  • Natural history of Africa — A composite satellite image of Africa. The natural history of Africa encompasses some of the well known megafauna of that continent. Natural history is the study and description of organisms and natural objects, especially their origins,… …   Wikipedia

  • acorn — Oak Oak ([=o]k), n. [OE. oke, ok, ak, AS. [=a]c; akin to D. eik, G. eiche, OHG. eih, Icel. eik, Sw. ek, Dan. eeg.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) Any tree or shrub of the genus {Quercus}. The oaks have alternate leaves, often variously lobed, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African — Af ri*can, a. [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African.] Of or pertaining to Africa. [1913 Webster] {African hemp}, a fiber prepared from the leaves of the {Sanseviera Guineensis}, a plant found in Africa and India. {African marigold}, a tropical …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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