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o·ri·en·tal

oriental

 
pronunciation:
o ri en tl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition: (often capitalized) of or having to do with the countries east and southeast of Europe.
People used to call any Asian food "Oriental," even if it came from places as different as Japan and Indonesia.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (often capitalized) a person who was born of a native population of a country east or southeast of Europe.
Years ago, Europeans and Americans called anyone who came from an Asian country an "Oriental."
derivation: orientally (adv.)