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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Malaria, especially a severe form occurring in the East Indies and other tropical regions.
  • n. Any of various diseases native to the tropics.

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  • n. Any of several tropical diseases, but especially malaria.
  • n. Attraction of a person of non-African descent towards people of African descent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. severe form of malaria occurring in tropical regions

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