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English noun: kaffir

1. kaffir (plant) important for human and animal food; growth habit and stem form similar to Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves

Synonymsgreat millet, kaffir corn, kafir corn, Sorghum bicolor

Broader (hypernym)sorghum

2. kaffir (person) an offensive and insulting term for any Black African

Synonymscaffer, caffre, kafir

Broader (hypernym)Black African

Domain regionRepublic of South Africa, South Africa

Domain usagedepreciation, derogation, disparagement

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