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Kafir

[kaf-er, key-fer, kah-] /ˈkæf ər, ˈkeɪ fər, ˈkɑ-/
noun, plural Kafirs (especially collectively) Kafir.
1.
Also called Nuristani. a member of an Indo-European people of Nuristan.
2.
(lowercase) Islam. an infidel or unbeliever.
3.
Kaffir (def 1).
4.
(lowercase). Also, kaffir. Also called kafir corn. a grain sorghum, Sorghum bicolor caffrorum, having stout, short-jointed, leafy stalks, introduced into the U.S. from southern Africa.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Arabic; see Kaffir
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British Dictionary definitions for kafir corn

kaffir corn

noun
1.
an old-fashioned and now taboo name for a Southern African variety of sorghum, cultivated in dry regions for its grain and as fodder Sometimes shortened to kaffir, (US) kafir

Kafir

/ˈkæfə/
noun (pl) -irs, -ir
1.
another name for the Nuri
2.
a variant spelling of Kaffir
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic; see Kaffir
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