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Adjective: oriental  ,o-ree'en-t(u)l
  1. Denoting or characteristic of countries of Asia
    "oriental civilization"
Noun: Oriental
Usage: archaic
  1. A member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)
    - oriental person

Derived forms: Orientals

See also: eastern

Type of: Asian, Asiatic

Part of: Mongolian race, Mongoloid race, Yellow race

Encyclopedia: Oriental, NC