[ key-juhn ]
/ ˈkeɪ dʒən /
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noun, plural Ca·jans, (especially collectively) Ca·jan for 2.
a member of a group of people living in parts of the South, especially Alabama, whose ancestry is a mixture of white, Black, and possibly Indian.
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Origin of Cajan
see origin at Cajun
Words nearby Cajan
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How to use Cajan in a sentence
I scribbled in pencil—which you can erase with a bit of bread—some notes on the Cajan song, that may interest you.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1|Elizabeth Bisland
Cajan is the local term for the plaited fronds of a coco-nut.Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon|J. Emerson Tennent