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Ne"gro (n&ē;"gr&ouptack_;), n.; pl. Negroes (n&ē;"gr&ō;z). [Sp. or Pg. negro, fr. negro black, L. niger; perh. akin to E. night.] A black man; especially, one of a race of black or very dark persons who inhabit the greater part of tropical Africa, and are distinguished by crisped or curly hair, flat noses, and thick protruding lips; also, any black person of unmixed African blood, wherever found.
2. A person of dark skin color descended at least in part from African negroes; in the United States, an African-American. [U.S. usage, sometimes considered offensive.]
Ne"gro, a. Of or pertaining to negroes; black.
Negro bug (Zo&ö;l.), a minute black bug common on the raspberry and blackberry. It produces a very disagreeable flavor. -- negro corn, the Indian millet or durra; -- so called in the West Indies. See Durra. McElrath. -- Negro fly (Zo&ö;l.), a black dipterous fly (Psila rosæ) which, in the larval state, is injurious to carrots; -- called also carrot fly. -- Negro head (Com.), Cavendish tobacco. [Cant] McElrath. -- Negro monkey (Zo&ö;l.), the moor monkey.