designating or of a group of animals or plants native to the Eastern Hemisphere, esp. Eurasia and Africa
the Eastern Hemisphere; Europe, Asia, and Africa: often used specifically with reference to European culture, customs, etc.
- of or from the Old World, esp. Europe
- having or displaying certain usually good qualities or characteristics associated with European customs, manners, or standards: old-world hospitality
The Eastern Hemisphere. The term is often used to refer specifically to Europe.