Hottentot

Definition of Hottentot

Hot´ten`tot
n.1.(Ethnol.) One of a degraded<- "pastoral", in MW10 -> and savage race of South Africa, with yellowish brown complexion, high cheek bones, and wooly hair growing in tufts.
2.The language of the Hottentots, which is remarkable for its clicking sounds; the Khoisan language.
Hottentot cherry
(Bot.) a South African plant of the genus Cassine (Cassine maurocenia), having handsome foliage, with generally inconspicuous white or green flowers.
Hottentot's bread
a - (Bot.) See Elephant's foot (a), under Elephant.
- Loudon.

Related Words

Khoikhoi, Khoikhoin, Khoisan, Khoisan language
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