Negro

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Ne·gro

noun \ˈnē-(ˌ)grō\
plural Negroes

Definition of NEGRO

sometimes offensive
:  a member of a race of humankind native to Africa and classified according to physical features (as dark skin pigmentation)
Negro adjective, sometimes offensive
ne·groid \ˈnē-ˌgrid\ adjective or noun often capitalized sometimes offensive
Ne·gro·ness \-grō-nəs\ noun, sometimes offensive

Origin of NEGRO

Spanish or Portuguese, from negro black, from Latin nigr-, niger
First Known Use: 1555

Ne·gro

geographical name \ˈnā-(ˌ)grō, ˈne-\

Definition of NEGRO

1
river 400 miles (640 kilometers) S cen Argentina flowing E into the Atlantic
2
river 1400 miles (2253 kilometers) E Colombia & N Brazil flowing into the Amazon
3
river 434 miles (698 kilometers) cen Uruguay flowing SW into Uruguay River

Ne·gro

noun \ˈnē-(ˌ)grō\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural Negroes

Medical Definition of NEGRO

sometimes offensive : a member of a race of humankind native to Africa and classified according to physical features (as dark skin pigmentation)
Negro adjective, sometimes offensive

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