Hottentot

Hot"ten*tot

(?), n. [D. Hottentot; -- so called from hot and tot, two syllables of frequent occurrence in their language. Wedgwood.] 1. (Ethnol.) One of a degraded and savage race of South Africa, with yellowish brown complexion, high cheek bones, and wooly hair growing in tufts.
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2. The language of the Hottentots, which is remarkable for its clicking sounds; the Khoisan language.
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Hottentot cherry (Bot.), a South African plant of the genus Cassine (Cassine maurocenia), having handsome foliage, with generally inconspicuous white or green flowers. Loudon. -- Hottentot's bread. (Bot.) See Elephant's foot (a), under Elephant.
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