Definition of


  1. (noun, food) black tea grown in China
  2. (noun, location) a republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960
  3. (noun, location) a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
  4. (noun, object) a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic

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Alternate forms of Congo

Hypernyms: black tea

Origin of the word Congo

  1. African nation, named for the river that runs through it, which is from a Bantu word meaning "mountains" (i.e., the river that flows from the mountains). As an adj., Congoese is native (1797) but has been supplanted by Congolese (1900), from Fr. Congolais. more

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