Algerine

[ al-juh-reen ]
/ ˌæl dʒəˈrin /
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adjective

noun

(lowercase) a pirate.
(lowercase) algerienne.

Origin of Algerine

First recorded in 1650–60; Alger(ia) + -ine1

Definition for algerine (2 of 2)

algerienne

or al·ge·rine

[ al-jeer-ee-en or al-juh-reen ]
/ ælˌdʒɪər iˈɛn or æl dʒəˈrin /

noun

a brightly striped woolen fabric used for tents, awnings, curtains, etc.

Origin of algerienne

< French algérienne, feminine of algérien Algerian, from the fact that the fabric is made in Algeria
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British Dictionary definitions for algerine (1 of 2)

algerine

/ (ˌældʒəˈriːn) /

noun

a soft striped woollen cloth

Word Origin for algerine

C19: from French, from algérien Algerian: because the cloth was originally made in Algeria

British Dictionary definitions for algerine (2 of 2)

Algerine

/ (ˌældʒəˈriːn) /

adjective

of or relating to Algeria or its inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of Algeria
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