1. important for human and animal food; growth habit and stem form similar to Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves
  2. an offensive and insulting term for any Black African
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How To Use kaffir In A Sentence

  • However, in South Africa, and only South Africa, some white people, especially among Afrikaners, use the word Kaffir as a derogatory term referring to persons of aboriginal African descent. On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...
  • Dish and sprinkle the finely shredded kaffir lime leaves on top.
  • The direct ancestor of the modern cat was the Kaffir cat of ancient Egypt.
  • Sprinkle the kaffir lime leaf over the squid salad and garnish the plate with cilantro leaves.
  • As always, I strongly advise you to pound the woodier ingredients in a mortar first (lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime peel/leaves, cilantro root if using -- some recipes call for it but I do not here). Thai Red Curry With Roasted Chicken
  • African colonists insist that the native Christians are the worst -- this should not be set down to Christianity, but to the civilisation which goes with it, and, in place of Kaffir beer and such like home-fermented brews of comparatively mild exhilarant character, introduces the undisciplined native mind to the furious joys of trade fire-water. Pan-Islam
  • Arab is a date-eater and the Kaffir is a milk consumer. The Art of Living in Australia
  • They declared that the long arm of British Imperialism, clutching for gold, had pursued them even into their last refuges; and Mr. Chamberlain rejoined, in effect, that they were refusing to give civil rights to the modern productive elements who were making nine-tenths of the wealth of their country, because they were afraid they would no longer be allowed to larrup their own Kaffirs. MY EARLY LIFE
  • As a target of speculation, there is no rational basis for its price, just like the Dutch tulip or northeast with kaffir prices, mainly by speculators gambling psychological decided.
  • Through the dulled noises of London there came to their ears the click of the wheels of a cape-wagon, the crack of the Kaffir's whip, the creak of the disselboom. The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker
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