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Nkuma - Gray

Nkuma is a Xitsonga word meaning "Gray" in English.
Same spellings: Nkuma - Ashes

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Definition of gray
- Gray adj
- An achromatic color of any lightness between the extremes of black and white; "gray flannel suit"; "hair just turning gray" [syn: {grey}, {grayish}, {greyish}]
- Showing characteristics of age, especially having gray or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head" [syn: {grey}, {gray-haired}, {grey-haired}, {gray-headed}, {grey-headed}, {grizzly}, {hoar}, {hoary}, {white-haired}]
- Darkened with overcast; "a dark day"; "a dull sky"; "a gray rainy afternoon"; "gray clouds"; "the sky was leaden and thick" [syn: {dull}, {grey}, {leaden}]
- Used to signify the Confederate forces in the Civil War (who wore gray uniforms); "a stalwart gray figure" [syn: {grey}]
- Intermediate in character or position; "a gray area between clearly legal and strictly illegal" [syn: {grey}] n
- A neutral achromatic color midway between white and black [syn: {grayness}, {grey}, {greyness}]
- Gray clothing; "he was dressed in gray" [syn: {grey}]
- Any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are gray; "the Confederate army was a vast gray" [syn: {grey}]
- Horse of a light grey or whitish color
- English poet best known for his elegy written in a country church-yard (1716-1771) [syn: {Thomas Gray}]
- American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806) [syn: {Robert Gray}]
- United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888) [syn: {Asa Gray}] v
- Make gray; "The painter decided to grey the sky" [syn: {grey}]
- Turn gray; "Her hair began to gray" [syn: {grey}]
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Proverbs - Humba yi olele nkuma — The snail has collected ashes

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