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American    : [əm'ɛrəkən] [əm'ɛrɪkən]
American \A*mer"i*can\ ([.a]*m[~e]r"[i^]*kan), a. [Named from
Americus Vespucius.]
1. Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent:
American Indians.
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2. Of or pertaining to the United States. "A young officer of
the American navy." --Lyell.
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{American ivy}. See {Virginia creeper}.

{American Party} (U. S. Politics), a party, about 1854, which
opposed the influence of foreign-born citizens, and those
supposed to owe allegiance to a foreign power.

{Native american Party} (U. S. Politics), a party of
principles similar to those of the American party. It
arose about 1843, but soon died out.
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American \A*mer"i*can\ ([.a]*m[~e]r"[i^]*kan), n.
A native of America; -- originally applied to the aboriginal
inhabitants, but now applied to the descendants of Europeans
born in America, and especially to the citizens of the United
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The name American must always exalt the pride of
patriotism. --Washington.
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