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for American Party
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
American \A*mer"i*can\ ([.a]*m[~e]r"[i^]*kan), a. [Named from
1. Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent:
2. Of or pertaining to the United States. "A young officer of
the American navy." --Lyell.
American ivy. See Virginia creeper.
American Party (U. S. Politics), a party, about 1854, which
opposed the influence of foreign-born citizens, and those
supposed to owe allegiance to a foreign power.
Native american Party (U. S. Politics), a party of
principles similar to those of the American party. It
arose about 1843, but soon died out.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a former political party in the United States; active in
the 1850s to keep power out of the hands of immigrants and
Roman Catholics [syn: American Party, Know-Nothing
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