algerine definition

  • noun:
    • A type of loosely woven cloth in stripes of brilliant colors, used for scarves, shawls and similar.
    • A native or one of several folks of Algiers or Algeria. In addition, a pirate.
    • A native or an inhabitant of Algiers or Algeria, in Africa; specially, one of several indigenous Berber or Arabic residents of Algiers, as distinguished from the French colonists. See Algerian.
    • A pirate: from undeniable fact that the individuals of Algiers were previously much addicted to piracy.
    • [lowercase] A woolen product woven in stripes of brilliant colors, and sometimes with gold bond, generally also free and smooth for ordinary use, and made into scarfs, shawls, and the like.
    • A native or an inhabitant of Algiers or Algeria, in Africa; especially, one of the indigenous Berber or Arabic residents of Algiers, as distinguished from French colonists. See Algerian.
    • A pirate: through the fact that the folks of Algiers were formerly much hooked on piracy.
    • [lowercase] A woolen product woven in stripes of bright colors, and sometimes with gold bond, typically too loose and smooth for ordinary wear, and made into scarfs, shawls, and stuff like that.
  • adjective:
    • Of or regarding Algiers or Algeria.
  • others:
    • Of or with respect to Algiers or Algeria, or even to the residents of Algeria.
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