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
3. One of a race which, with the Hottentots and Bushmen, inhabit South Africa. They inhabit the country north of Cape Colony, the name being now specifically applied to the tribes living between Cape Colony and Natal; but the Zulus of Natal are true Kaffirs.