Pronunciation: (kaf'ur, kā'fur, kä'-), [key]
—pl. -irs, (esp. collectively) -ir.
1. Also called Nuristani. a member of an Indo-European people of Nuristan.
2. (l.c.) Islam.an infidel or unbeliever.
3. Kaffir (def. 1).
4. (l.c.) Also,kaffir.Also called kaf'ir corn". a grain sorghum, Sorghum bicolor caffrorum, having stout, short-jointed, leafy stalks, introduced into the U.S. from southern Africa.
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