Definition of "kaffir" [kaf•fir]

  • (noun) A tropical African variety of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) grown in dry regions and in the Great Plains for grain and forage. Also called kaffir corn.

Use "kaffir" in a sentence

  • "No one in our house ever said the word kaffir except in regard to the Kaffir boom tree, which felt wrong and dangerous and ugly."
  • "The word 'kaffir' is used as an insulting term for Africans but the term 'kaffir beer' was widely used in English as a name for this drink"
  • "The Persian lime peel alone will not make an adequate sub -- the flavor of kaffir is like no other."

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