noun af·er·nan \ˈa-fər-ˌnan\

Definition of afernan



  1. :  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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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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