kafir

noun (1)
kaf·​ir | \ ˈka-fər How to pronounce kafir (audio) \

Definition of kafir

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a grain sorghum with stout, short-jointed, somewhat juicy stalks, large leaves, and erect heads

Kafir

noun (2)
Kaf·​ir | \ ˈka-fər How to pronounce Kafir (audio) \

Definition of Kafir (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of kafir

Noun (1)

circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1759, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kafir

Noun (2)

Arabic kāfir

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“Kafir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kafir. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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