Definition of oriental
What does the word oriental mean?
part of speech: adjective, noun
Easterly (archaic); (inhabitant) of the East or countries English of Mediterranean& S. Europe, esp. Asiatic, occurring in or coming from or characteristic of the civilization &c. of the East, whence orientalism (2,4), orientalist (3), nn., orientalize (2,3) v.i. & t.; (of pearls &c.) orient; o. stitch, close kind of herringbone stitch. Hence orientally adv. [French]