Pronunciation: (as'u-gī"), [key]
—n., pl. -gais,
—v., -gaied, -gai•ing.
1. the slender javelin or spear of the Bantu-speaking people of southern Africa.
2. a southern African tree, Curtisia dentata, of the dogwood family, from whose wood such spears are made.
to pierce with an assegai. Also,assagai.
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