What does african mean?
The definition of african
Af”ri*can, a.
Etym: [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African.]

Of or pertaining to Africa. African hemp, a fiber prerared from the leaves of the Sanseviera Guineensis, a plant found in Africa and India.

— African marigold, a tropical American plant (Tagetes erecta).
— African oak or African teak, a timber furnished by Oldfieldia Africana, used in ship building. African violet African-American, a United States citizen of African descent.

Af”ri*can, n.
A native of Africa; also one ethnologically belonging to an African race.