Kaffir(redirected from Kaphir)
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kaffir corn:see sorghumsorghum,
tall, coarse annual (Sorghum bicolor) of the family Poaceae (grass family), somewhat similar in appearance to corn (but having the grain in a panicle rather than an ear) and used for much the same purposes.
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(from Arabic kafir, “infidel,” “unbeliever”—that is, not a Muslim), a name used in the past (until the late 19thcentury) by neighboring Muslim peoples for the population ofNuristan (formerly Kafiristan), a high-mountain region ofnortheastern Afghanistan.