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{adj: Asian, oriental} denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines and Borneo and Java
"Oriental politeness"
"for people of South and East Asian ancestry the term `Asian' is preferred to `Oriental'"
"Asian ancestry"

{adj: anal, anal retentive} a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.
<-> oral

{adj: antecubital} of or relating to the region of the arm in front of the elbow
"blood was drawn from the antecubital region"

{adj: bounded, delimited} having the limits or boundaries established
"a delimited frontier through the disputed region"

{adj: circumpolar} located or found throughout a polar region

{adj: established, naturalized} introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation

{adj: floral} of or relating to the plant life in a particular region
"characteristic alpine floral elements"

{adj: interior, midland, upcountry} of or coming from the middle of a region or country
"upcountry districts"

{adj: native, aboriginal} characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
"native Americans"
"the aboriginal peoples of Australia"
<-> nonnative

{adj: neritic} of or relating to the region of the sea over the continental shelf which is less than 200 meters deep
"neritic fauna"
"neritic oil"

{adj: neritic} relating to the region of shallow water adjoining the seacoast
"neritic fauna"

{adj: regional} characteristic of a region
"regional flora"

{adj: southeastern} of a region of the United States generally including Alabama; Georgia; Florida; Tennessee; South Carolina; North Carolina

{adj: temperate} (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate
"a temperate region"
"the temperate zones"
"temperate plants"
<-> intemperate

{adj: transalpine, ultramontane} on or relating to or characteristic of the region or peoples beyond the Alps from Italy (or north of the Alps)
"ancient transalpine Gaul was an area northwest of the Alps and included modern France and Belgium"
"Cracow was a transalpine university"

{adj: tropical, tropic} relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)
"tropical islands"
"tropical fruit"

{adj: zygomatic} of or relating to the cheek region of the face

{adv: aborad} away from the mouth or oral region
<-> orad

{adv: inland} towards or into the interior of a region
"the town is five miles inland"

{n: Acanthocereus, genus Acanthocereus} mostly trailing cacti having nocturnal white flowers; tropical America and Caribbean region

{n: Adelie Land, Terre Adelie, Adelie Coast} a costal region of Antarctica south of Australia; noted for its large colonies of penguins

{n: Aeolis, Aeolia} ancient name for the coastal region of northwestern Asia Minor (including Lesbos)

{n: African daisy, yellow ageratum, Lonas inodora, Lonas annua} shrub of southwestern Mediterranean region having yellow daisylike flowers

{n: Alsace, Alsatia, Elsass} a region of northeastern France famous for its wines

{n: Andalusia, Andalucia} a region in southern Spain on the Atlantic and the Mediterranean; formerly a center of Moorish civilization

{n: Antarctic, Antarctic Zone, South Frigid Zone} the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding waters

{n: Appleton layer, F layer, F region} the highest region of the ionosphere (from 90 to 600 miles up) which contains the highest concentration of free electrons and is most useful for long-range radio transmission

{n: Aquitaine, Aquitania} a region of southwestern France between Bordeaux and the Pyrenees

{n: Aragon} a region of northeastern Spain; a former kingdom that united with Castile in 1479 to form Spain (after the marriage of Ferdinand V and Isabella I)

{n: Ardennes} a wooded plateau in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France; the site of intense fighting in World War I and World War II

{n: Asphodeline, genus Asphodeline} genus of rhizomatous perennial or biennial herbs with numerous sometimes fragrant flowers in long cylindrical racemes; Mediterranean region to Caucasus; sometimes placed in family Asphodelaceae

{n: Australian heath} any heathlike plant of the family Epacridaceae; most are of the Australian region

{n: Auvergne} a region in central France

{n: Barbary} a region of northern Africa on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Gibraltar; was used as a base for pirates from the 16th to 19th centuries

{n: Basilicata, Lucania} a region of southern Italy (forming the instep of the Italian `boot')

{n: Big Sur} a picturesque coastal region of California south of San Francisco

{n: Black Forest, Schwarzwald} a hilly forest region in southwestern Germany

{n: Bluegrass, Bluegrass Country, Bluegrass Region} an area in central Kentucky noted for it bluegrass and thoroughbred horses

{n: Burgundy, Burgundy wine} red table wine from the Burgundy region of France (or any similar wine made elsewhere)

{n: Cabernet Sauvignon grape} superior red wine grapes grown especially in the Bordeaux region of France and northern California

{n: Calabria} a region of southern Italy (forming the toe of the Italian `boot')

{n: Cartier, Jacques Cartier} French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)

{n: Castile, Castilla} a region of central Spain; a former kingdom that comprised most of modern Spain and united with Aragon to form Spain in 1479

{n: Centre} a low-lying region in central France

{n: Chamaeleon, Chameleon} a faint constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Apus and Mensa

{n: Champagne, Champagne-Ardenne} a region of northeastern France

{n: Chianti} dry red Italian table wine from the Chianti region of Tuscany

{n: Chronoperates paradoxus} shrew-sized protomammal from the Alberta region of Canada; from about 55 million years ago (much more recent than other mammal-like reptiles)

{n: Colchis} (Greek mythology) a region on the Black Sea south of the Caucasus that was the site of an ancient country where (according to Greek mythology) Jason sought the Golden Fleece

{n: Corse, Corsica} a region of France on the island of Corsica; birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte

{n: Corse, Corsica} an island in the Mediterranean; with adjacent islets it constitutes a region of France

{n: Cumbria} a former Celtic kingdom in northwestern England; the name continued to be used for the hilly northwestern region of England including the Lake District and the northern Pennines

{n: D-layer, D region} the lowest region of the ionosphere (35 to 50 miles up) that reflects low-frequency radio waves

{n: Darfur} an impoverished region of western Sudan
"Darfur was a semi-independent sultanate until 1917 and is ethnically distinct from central Sudan"

{n: East Anglia} a region of eastern England that was formerly a kingdom

{n: Edinburgh} the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth

{n: Edo} a member of a west African people living in the tropical forest region of southern Nigeria

{n: Federal Reserve Bank, reserve bank} one of 12 regional banks that monitor and act as depositories for banks in their region

{n: French region} a geographical subdivision of France

{n: Friesland} the western part of the ancient region of Frisia in northern Europe on the North Sea between the Scheldt river and the Weser river; part of this region is now a province in the Netherlands

{n: Frigid Zone, polar zone, polar region} the part of the Earth's surface forming a cap over a pole; characterized by frigid climate

{n: Frisia} an ancient region of northwestern Europe including the Frisian Islands

{n: Friuli-Venezia Giulia} a region in northeastern Italy

{n: Galicia} a region (and former kingdom) in northwestern Spain on the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay

{n: Gascogne, Gascony} a region of southwestern France

{n: Gaul, Gallia} an ancient region of western Europe that included what is now northern Italy and France and Belgium and part of Germany and the Netherlands

{n: Gaza Strip, Gaza} a coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and Egypt
"he is a Palestinian from Gaza"

{n: Great Plains, Great Plains of North America} a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into Texas; formerly inhabited by Native Americans

{n: Gulf States} a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Alabama and Florida and Louisiana and Mississippi and Texas

{n: Hamamelidanthum, genus Hamamelidanthum} genus of fossil plants of the Oligocene having flowers resembling those of the witch hazel; found in Baltic region

{n: Heaviside layer, Kennelly-Heaviside layer, E layer, E region} a region of the ionosphere (from 50 to 90 miles up) that reflects radio waves of medium length

{n: Hejaz, Hedjaz, Hijaz} a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red Sea; includes both Mecca and Medina; formerly an independent kingdom until it united with Nejd to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

{n: Hell, perdition, Inferno, infernal region, nether region, pit} (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
"Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton
"a demon from the depths of the pit"
<-> Heaven

{n: Highlands, Highlands of Scotland} a mountainous region of northern Scotland famous for its rugged beauty; known for the style of dress (the kilt and tartan) and the clan system (now in disuse)

{n: Horner's syndrome} a pattern of symptoms occurring as a result of damage to nerves in the cervical region of the spine (drooping eyelids and constricted pupils and absence of facial sweating)

{n: Ile-de-France} a region of north central France including Paris and the area around it

{n: Italian region} Italy is divided into 20 regions for administrative purposes

{n: Karelia} a region in Finland and Russia between the Gulf of Finland and the White Sea

{n: Languedoc-Roussillon} a region in south central France; named after the medieval dialect of French that was spoken there

{n: Limousin} a region of central France west of the Auvergne mountains

{n: Lorraine, Lothringen} an eastern French region rich in iron-ore deposits

{n: Lothian Region} a district in southeast central Scotland (south side of the Firth of Forth) and the location of Edinburgh

{n: Madeira Islands, Madeiras} a group of volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean west of Morocco; the group forms an autonomous region of Portugal

{n: Mantophasmatodea, order mantophasmatodea} an order of insect identified in 2002 in a 45 million year old piece of amber from the Baltic region

{n: Martinique} an island in the eastern Caribbean in the Windward Islands; administered as an overseas region of France

{n: Mayenne} a department of northwestern France in the Pays de la Loire region

{n: Mensa} a faint constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere and containing part of the Large Magellanic Cloud

{n: Merlot} black wine grape originally from the region of Bordeaux

{n: Midi-Pyrenees} a region in southwestern France

{n: Nejd, Najd} a central plateau region of the Arabian Peninsula; formerly an independent sultanate until 1932 when it united with Hejaz to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

{n: Nootka} a member of the Wakashan people living on Vancouver Island and in the Cape Flattery region of northwestern Washington

{n: Nord-Pas-de-Calais} a region in northeastern France

{n: Pays de la Loire} an agricultural region of western France on the Bay of Biscay

{n: Picardie, Picardy} a region of northern France on the English Channel

{n: Poitou-Charentes, Poitou} a low-lying region of west central France on the Bay of Biscay

{n: Rappahannock, Rappahannock River} a river that flows across eastern Virginia into the Tidewater region

{n: Rhone-Alpes} a mountainous region of eastern France drained by the Rhone and Saone and Isere rivers

{n: Rioja} dry red table wine from the Rioja region of northern Spain

{n: Sardinia, Sardegna} the Italian region on the island of Sardinia; the kingdom of Sardinia was the nucleus for uniting Italy during the 19th century

{n: Sauvignon grape} small blue-black grape of Medoc region of France highly prized in winemaking

{n: Savoy} a geographical region of historical importance; a former duchy in what is now southwestern France, western Switzerland, and northwestern Italy

{n: Siberia} a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters

{n: Silicon Valley} a region in California south of San Francisco that is noted for its concentration of high-technology industries

{n: Spanish iris, xiphium iris, Iris xiphium} bulbous iris of western Mediterranean region having usually violet-purple flowers

{n: Sudan, Soudan} a region of northern Africa south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea

{n: Sumer} an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq; site of the Sumerian civilization of city-states that flowered during the third millennium BC

{n: Tartary, Tatary} the vast geographical region of Europe and Asia that was controlled by the Mongols in the 13th and 14th centuries
"under Genghis Khan Tartary extended as far east as the Pacific Ocean"

{n: Thessalia, Thessaly} a fertile plain on the Aegean Sea in east central Greece; Thessaly was a former region of ancient Greece

{n: Turkistan, Turkestan} a historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the West

{n: Wales, Cymru, Cambria} one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria

{n: Wilderness} a wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War

{n: Xinjiang, Sinkiang, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region} an autonomous province in far northwestern China on the border with Mongolia and Kazakhstan; the largest province in the People's Republic of China and the homeland of the Uighur people

{n: acanthus} any plant of the genus Acanthus having large spiny leaves and spikes or white or purplish flowers; native to Mediterranean region but widely cultivated

{n: area, region} a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
"in the abdominal region"

{n: association} (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species

{n: asteroid belt} the region of interplanetary space between Mars and Jupiter where most asteroids are found

{n: backwater} any backward region that is isolated from the world and resists progress

{n: battlefield, battleground, field of battle, field of honor, field} a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
"they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"

{n: bean caper, Syrian bean caper, Zygophyllum fabago} perennial shrub of the eastern Mediterranean region and southwestern Asia having flowers whose buds are used as capers

{n: belt} an elongated region where a specific condition is found
"a belt of high pressure"

{n: biogeographical region} an area of the Earth determined by distribution of flora and fauna

{n: black caraway, nutmeg flower, Roman coriander, Nigella sativa} herb of the Mediterranean region having pungent seeds used like those of caraway

{n: black hole} a region of space resulting from the collapse of a star; extremely high gravitational field

{n: blackout} the failure of electric power for a general region

{n: blue-eyed African daisy, Arctotis stoechadifolia, Arctotis venusta} bushy perennial of South Africa with white or violet flowers; in its native region often clothes entire valley sides in a sheet of color

{n: bowerbird, catbird} any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females

{n: butte} a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding region; has a flat top and sloping sides

{n: candytuft} any of various flowering plants of the genus Iberis cultivated for their showy clusters of white to red or purple flowers; native to Mediterranean region

{n: cast, mold, stamp} the distinctive form in which a thing is made
"pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

{n: center, centre, middle, heart, eye} an area that is approximately central within some larger region
"it is in the center of town"
"they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"
"they were in the eye of the storm"

{n: centromere, kinetochore} a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape
"the centromere is difficult to sequence"

{n: cervical disc syndrome, cervical root syndrome} an abnormal condition resulting from compression of spinal nerve roots in the neck region; involves neck pains and muscular weakness and paresthesia

{n: civil time, standard time, local time} the official time in a local region (adjusted for location around the Earth); established by law or custom

{n: collector} the electrode in a transistor through which a primary flow of carriers leaves the region between the electrodes

{n: common caper, Capparis spinosa} prostrate spiny shrub of the Mediterranean region cultivated for its greenish flower buds which are pickled

{n: county} a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
"the county has a population of 12,345 people"

{n: crocus} any of numerous low-growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers; native chiefly to the Mediterranean region but widely cultivated

{n: crown daisy, Chrysanthemum coronarium} shrubby annual of the Mediterranean region with yellowish-white flowers

{n: defense system, defence system} the weaponry available for the defense of a region

{n: denizen} a plant or animal naturalized in a region
"denizens of field and forest"
"denizens of the deep"

{n: district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion} a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

{n: extremity} the outermost or farthest region or point

{n: fauna, zoology} all the animal life in a particular region or period
"the fauna of China"
"the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"
<-> flora

{n: field pea, field-pea plant, Austrian winter pea, Pisum sativum arvense, Pisum arvense} variety of pea plant native to the Mediterranean region and North Africa and widely grown especially for forage

{n: field, field of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations} a region in which active military operations are in progress
"the army was in the field awaiting action"
"he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"

{n: field} a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
"the diamond fields of South Africa"

{n: flatfoot, patrolman} a policeman who patrols a given region

{n: flathead} food fish of the Indonesian region of the Pacific; resembles gurnards

{n: focal infection} bacterial infection limited to a specific organ or region especially one causing symptoms elsewhere

{n: folk song, folksong, folk ballad} a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture

{n: fork, crotch} the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches
"they took the south fork"
"he climbed into the crotch of a tree"

{n: genus Eucalyptus} tall trees native to the Australian region; source of timber and medicinal oils from the aromatic leaves

{n: geomancy} divination by means of signs connected with the earth (as points taken at random or the arrangement of particles thrown down at random or from the configuration of a region and its relation to another)

{n: giant scrambling fern, Diplopterygium longissimum} large scrambling fern forming large patches to 18 feet high; Pacific region and China

{n: hellfire, red region} a place of eternal fire envisaged as punishment for the damned

{n: herniated disc, ruptured intervertebral disc, slipped disc} a painful rupture of the fibrocartilage of the disc between spinal vertebrae; occurs most often in the lumbar region

{n: infrared, infrared frequency} the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum; electromagnetic wave frequencies below the visible range
"they could sense radiation in the infrared"

{n: inhospitableness} the environmental condition in a region that lacks a favorable climate or terrain for life or growth

{n: innervation} the distribution of nerve fibers to an organ or body region

{n: ionosphere} the outer region of the Earth's atmosphere; contains a high concentration of free electrons

{n: latanier, latanier palm} fan palms of the southern United States and the Caribbean region

{n: licorice, liquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra} deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots

{n: lumbar puncture, spinal puncture, spinal tap} removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes

{n: marsh orchid} any of several orchids of the genus Dactylorhiza having fingerlike tuberous roots; Europe and Mediterranean region

{n: mastic, mastic tree, lentisk, Pistacia lentiscus} an evergreen shrub of the Mediterranean region that is cultivated for its resin

{n: metatarsal artery, arteria metatarsea} dorsal and plantar arteries to the metatarsal region of the foot

{n: metatarsal vein, vena metatarsus} dorsal and plantar branches of veins serving the metatarsal region of the foot

{n: migrant, migrator} traveler who moves from one region or country to another

{n: migration} the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding

{n: military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine} the military forces of a nation
"their military is the largest in the region"
"the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

{n: musk rose, Rosa moschata} rose native to Mediterranean region having curved or climbing branches and loose clusters of musky-scented flowers

{n: nativeness} the quality of belonging to or being connected with a certain place or region by virtue of birth or origin
<-> foreignness

{n: olive, European olive tree, Olea europaea} evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits

{n: palatine vein, vena palatina} a vein that drains the region of the palate and empties into the facial vein

{n: patrol} a group that goes through a region at regular intervals for the purpose of security

{n: penumbra} a fringe region of partial shadow around an umbra

{n: pterion} the craniometric point in the region of the sphenoid fontanelle

{n: pterygoid plexus} a plexus of veins draining the region of the pterygoid muscles and draining into the internal maxillary and anterior facial veins

{n: pudendal block} regional anesthesia resulting from the use of a local anesthetic to deaden the pudendal nerves in the region of the vulva and labia majora; used to ease discomfort during childbirth

{n: region, neighborhood} the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of')
"it was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job"
"the price is in the neighborhood of $100"

{n: region, part} the extended spatial location of something
"the farming regions of France"
"religions in all parts of the world"
"regions of outer space"

{n: regionalism} a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region

{n: sacral nerve} any of five pairs of spinal nerves emerging from the sacral region of the spinal cord

{n: sacral plexus, plexus sacralis} a nerve plexus formed by the 4th and 5th lumbar and 1st, 2nd, 3rd sacral nerves; supplies the pelvic region and lower limbs

{n: sensorimotor area, sensorimotor region} an area of the cortex including the precentral gyrus and the postcentral gyrus and combining sensory and motor functions

{n: sherry} dry to sweet amber wine from the Jerez region of southern Spain or similar wines produced elsewhere; usually drunk as an aperitif

{n: silva, sylva} the forest trees growing in a country or region

{n: singletary pea, Caley pea, rough pea, wild winterpea, Lathyrus hirsutus} a weak-stemmed winter annual native to Mediterranean region for long established in southern United States; cultivated as a cover and pasture crop

{n: spinal cord, medulla spinalis} a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tubelike structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region

{n: testing ground, laboratory} a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation
"the new nation is a testing ground for socioeconomic theories"
"Pakistan is a laboratory for studying the use of American troops to combat terrorism"

{n: thoracic nerve} any of twelve pairs of spinal nerves emerging from the thoracic region of the spinal cord

{n: thoracoepigastric vein, vena thoracoepigastrica} a vein arising from the region of the superficial epigastric vein and opening into the axillary vein or thoracic vein

{n: topographic point, place, spot} a point located with respect to surface features of some region
"this is a nice place for a picnic"

{n: topography} precise detailed study of the surface features of a region

{n: twilight zone, no man's land} the ambiguous region between two categories or states or conditions (usually containing some features of both)
"but there is still a twilight zone, the tantalizing occurrences that are probably noise but might possibly be a signal"
"in the twilight zone between humor and vulgarity"
"in that no man's land between negotiation and aggression"

{n: umbra} a region of complete shadow resulting from total obstruction of light

{n: vegetation, flora, botany} all the plant life in a particular region or period
"Pleistocene vegetation"
"the flora of southern California"
"the botany of China"
<-> fauna

{n: view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama} the visual percept of a region
"the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"

{n: white rocket, Diplotaxis erucoides} from Mediterranean region; a naturalized weed throughout southern Europe

{n: zodiac} a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes

{n: zone} a circumscribed geographical region characterized by some distinctive features

{n: zone} an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic

{v: draw} select or take in from a given group or region
"The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"

{v: grow, raise, farm, produce} cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
"The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"
"They produce good ham in Parma"
"We grow wheat here"
"We raise hogs here"

{v: migrate, transmigrate} move from one country or region to another and settle there
"Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century"
"This tribe transmigrated many times over the centuries"

{v: restore, reinstate, reestablish} bring back into original existence, use, function, or position
"restore law and order"
"reestablish peace in the region"
"restore the emperor to the throne"

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