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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
     Americus Vespucius.]
     1. Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent:
        American Indians.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Of or pertaining to the United States. "A young officer of
        the American navy." --Lyell.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  American Party
      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
           Party]

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