Definition of afernan
: a desert shrub (Euphorbia balsamifera) native to the Canary islands that has leaves at the ends of the branches and inconspicuous yellow flowers
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Origin and Etymology of afernan
borrowed from Arabic (Hassānīya dialects of the western Sahara) ivrənān (Mauritania), aafarnaan (Mali), borrowed from Zenaga
First Known Use: 1920
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