American
American A*mer"i*can ([.a]*m[~e]r"[i^]*kan), a. [Named from Americus Vespucius.] 1. Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to the United States. ``A young officer of the American navy.'' --Lyell. [1913 Webster]

{American ivy}. See {Virginia creeper}.

{American Party} (U. S. Politics), a party, about 1854, which opposed the influence of foreign-born citizens, and those supposed to owe allegiance to a foreign power.

{Native american Party} (U. S. Politics), a party of principles similar to those of the American party. It arose about 1843, but soon died out. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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