(Ne*go`ti*os"i*ty) n. [L. negotiositas.] The state of being busy; multitude of business. [Obs.]
(Ne*go"tious) a. [L. negotiosus.] Very busy; attentive to business; active. [R.] D. Rogers.
(Ne*go"tious*ness), n. The state of being busily occupied; activity. [R.] D. Rogers.
(Ne"gress) n.; pl. Negresses [Cf. F. négrese, fem. of négre a negro. See Negro.] A black
woman; a female negro.
(||Ne*gri"ta) n. [Sp., blackish, fem. of negrito, dim. of negro black.] (Zoöl.) A blackish fish (Hypoplectrus
nigricans), of the Sea-bass family. It is a native of the West Indies and Florida.
(Ne*grit"ic) a. Of or pertaining to negroes; composed of negroes. Keary.
(Ne*gri"tos) n. pl.; sing Negrito [Sp., dim. of negro black.] (Ethnol.) A degraded Papuan
race, inhabiting Luzon and some of the other east Indian Islands. They resemble negroes, but are smaller
in size. They are mostly nomads.
(Ne"gro) n.; pl. Negroes [Sp. or Pg. negro, fr. negro black, L. niger; perh. akin to E. night.]
A black man; especially, one of a race of black or very dark persons who inhabit the greater part of tropical
Africa, and are distinguished by crisped or curly hair, flat noses, and thick protruding lips; also, any black
person of unmixed African blood, wherever found.
Negro bug (Zoöl.), a minute black bug common on the raspberry and blackberry. It produced a very
disagreeable flavor. negro corn, the Indian millet or durra; so called in the West Indies. see
(Ne"gro), a. Of or pertaining to negroes; black.
Negro fly (Zoöl.), a black dipterous fly (Psila rosæ) which, in the larval state, is injurious to carrots;
called also carrot fly. Negro head (Com.), Cavendish tobacco. [Cant] McElrath.
Negro monkey (Zoöl.), the moor monkey.
(Ne"groid) a. [Negro + - oid.]
1. Characteristic of the negro.
2. Resembling the negro or negroes; of or pertaining to those who resemble the negro.
(Ne"gro*loid) a. See Negroid.
(Ne"gus) n. A beverage made of wine, water, sugar, nutmeg, and lemon juice; so called, it is
said, from its first maker, Colonel Negus.
(||Ne"hi*loth) n. pl. [Heb.] (Script.) A term supposed to mean, perforated wind instruments of
music, as pipes or flutes. Ps. v.
(Ne*hush"tan) n. [Heb.] A thing of brass; the name under which the Israelites worshiped
the brazen serpent made by Moses. 2 Kings xviii. 4.
(Neif, Neife) n. [OF. neïf, naïf, a born serf, fr. L. nativus born, imparted by birth. See Native.] A
woman born in the state of villeinage; a female serf. Blackstone.
(Neif, Neaf) n. [Icel. hnefi; akin to Dan. næve, Sw. näfve.] The fist. [Obs.] "I kiss thy neif." "Give
me your neaf." Shak.