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{adj: abstracted, removed} taken out of or separated from
"possibility is...achievability, abstracted from achievement"- A.N.Whitehead

{adj: distrustful} having or showing distrust
"a man of distrustful nature"
"my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally"- B.N.Cardozo
"vigilant and distrustful superintendence"- Thomas Jefferson
<-> trustful

{adj: ethical} conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior
"an ethical lawyer"
"ethical medical practice"
"an ethical problem"
"had no ethical objection to drinking"
"Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants"- Omar N. Bradley
<-> unethical

{adj: fateful, fatal} having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
"that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev
"the fatal day of the election finally arrived"

{adj: moving} arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion
"she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter"- N. Hawthorne
<-> unmoving

{adj: nonsyllabic, unsyllabic} not forming a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable; consisting of a consonant sound accompanied in the same syllable by a vowel sound or consisting of a vowel sound dominated by other vowel sounds in a syllable (as the second vowel in a falling diphthong)
"the nonsyllabic `n' in `botany' when it is pronounced `botny'"
"the nonsyllabic `i' in `oi'"
<-> syllabic

{adj: nth, n-th} last or greatest in an indefinitely large series
"to the nth degree"

{adj: unmarred, unmutilated} without a mar or blemish
"fragile tracery that must be preserved unmutilated and distinct"- B.N.Cardozo

{adj: unobvious} not immediately apparent
"in mathematical science connections are exhibited which...are extremely unobvious"- A.N.Whitehead
<-> obvious

{adv: ostentatiously, showily, with ostentation} in an ostentatious manner
"Mr Khrushchev ostentatiously wooed and embraced Castro at the U.N. general assembly"
{n: 'hood} (slang) a neighborhood

{n: 15 May Organization} a terrorist organization formed in 1979 by a faction of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine but disbanded in the 1980s when key members left to join a faction of al-Fatah

{n: 1530s} the decade from 1530 to 1539

{n: 1750s} the decade from 1750 to 1759

{n: 1760s} the decade from 1760 to 1769

{n: 1770s} the decade from 1770 to 1779

{n: 1780s} the decade from 1780 to 1789

{n: 1790s} the decade from 1790 to 1799

{n: 18-karat gold} an alloy that contains 75 per cent gold

{n: 1820s} the decade from 1820 to 1829

{n: 1830s} the decade from 1830 to 1839

{n: 1840s} the decade from 1840 to 1849

{n: 1850s} the decade from 1850 to 1859

{n: 1860s} the decade from 1860 to 1869

{n: 1870s} the decade from 1870 to 1879

{n: 1900s} the decade from 1900 to 1909

{n: 22-karat gold} an alloy that contains 87 per cent gold

{n: 24-karat gold, pure gold} 100 per cent gold

{n: 24/7} uptime is 24 hours a day 7 days a week

{n: 401-k plan, 401-k} a retirement savings plan that is funded by employee contributions and (often) matching contributions from the employer; contributions are made from your salary before taxes and the funds grow tax-free until they are withdrawn at which point they can be converted into and IRA; funds can be transfered if you change employers and you can (to some extent) manage the investments yourself

{n: 9/11, 9-11, September 11, Sept. 11, Sep 11} the day in 2001 when Arab suicide bombers hijacked United States airliners and used them as bombs

{n: A battery} battery used to heat the filaments of a vacuum tube

{n: A level} the advanced level of a subject taken in school (usually two years after O level)

{n: A'man} the Israeli military intelligence which produces comprehensive national intelligence briefings for the prime minister and the cabinet

{n: A, letter a} the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: A, type A, group A} the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen

{n: A-horizon, A horizon} the top layer of a soil profile; usually contains humus

{n: A-line} women's clothing that has a fitted top and a flared skirt that is widest at the hemline
"it is called the A-line because the effect resembles the capital letter A"

{n: A-list} a list of names of specially favored people
"the boss gave me his A-list of people we should try to recruit"

{n: A-team} a group of elite soldiers or a leadership group of advisors or workers in an organization

{n: AB, type AB, group AB} the blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens

{n: ABO antibodies} blood type antibodies

{n: ABO blood group system, ABO system, ABO group} a classification system for the antigens of human blood; used in blood transfusion therapy; four groups are A and B and AB and O

{n: ACE inhibitor, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor} antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries; promotes the excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of the angiotensin converting enzyme; also used to treat congestive heart failure

{n: ADA-SCID} SCID resulting from mutation of a gene that codes for adenosine deaminase

{n: AIDS, acquired immune deficiency syndrome} a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles

{n: ALGOL} (from a combination of ALGOrithmic and Language); a programming language used to express computer programs as algorithms

{n: AND circuit, AND gate} a circuit in a computer that fires only when all of its inputs fire

{n: APC} a drug combination found in some over-the-counter headache remedies (aspirin and phenacetin and caffeine)

{n: ASCII character set} (computer science) 128 characters that make up the ASCII coding scheme
"the ASCII character set is the most universal character coding set"

{n: ASCII character} any member of the standard code for representing characters by binary numbers

{n: ASCII text file} a text file that contains only ASCII characters without special formatting

{n: ASL, American sign language} the sign language used in the United States

{n: AWOL} one who is away or absent without leave

{n: Aachen, Aken, Aix-la-Chapelle} a city in western Germany near the Dutch and Belgian borders; formerly it was Charlemagne's northern capital

{n: Aalborg, Alborg} a city and port in northern Jutland

{n: Aalto, Alvar Aalto, Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto} Finnish architect and designer of furniture (1898-1976)

{n: Aare, Aar, Aare River} a river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine

{n: Aaron, Henry Louis Aaron, Hank Aaron} United States professional baseball player who hit more home runs than Babe Ruth (born in 1934)

{n: Aaron} (Old Testament) elder brother of Moses and first high priest of the Israelites; created the golden calf

{n: Ab, Av} the eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and August)

{n: Abadan} a port city in southwestern Iran

{n: Abbe condenser} a condenser having 2 or 3 lenses with wide aperture for use in microscopes

{n: Abecedarian} a 16th century sect of Anabaptists centered in Germany who had an absolute disdain for human knowledge

{n: Abel, Niels Abel, Niels Henrik Abel} Norwegian mathematician (1802-1829)

{n: Abelard, Peter Abelard, Pierre Abelard} French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)

{n: Abelian group, commutative group} a group that satisfies the commutative law

{n: Abelmoschus, genus Abelmoschus} genus of tropical coarse herbs having large lobed leaves and often yellow flowers

{n: Abel} (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Abel was killed by Cain

{n: Aberdare} a mining town in southern Wales

{n: Aberdeen Angus, Angus, black Angus} black hornless breed from Scotland

{n: Aberdeen} a city in northeastern Scotland on the North Sea

{n: Aberdeen} a town in northeastern Maryland

{n: Aberdeen} a town in northeastern South Dakota

{n: Aberdeen} a town in western Washington

{n: Abidjan} city recognized by the United States as the capital of the Ivory Coast; largest city of the Ivory Coast

{n: Abies, genus Abies} true firs

{n: Abilene} a city in central Texas

{n: Abilene} a town in central Kansas west of Topeka; home of Dwight D. Eisenhower

{n: Abkhaz, Abkhas} a member of the Circassian people living east of the Black Sea

{n: Abkhaz, Abkhazia} an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea; a strong independence movement has resulted in much instability

{n: Abkhazian, Abkhasian} a Circassian language spoken by the Abkhaz

{n: Abnaki} a member of the Algonquian people of Maine and southern Quebec

{n: Abnaki} the Algonquian language spoken by the Abnaki and Penobscot

{n: Abney level} a surveying instrument consisting of a spirit level and a sighting tube; used to measure the angle of inclination of a line from the observer to the target

{n: Aborigine, Abo, Aboriginal, native Australian, Australian Aborigine} a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived

{n: Abraham's bosom, bosom of Abraham} the place where the just enjoy the peace of heaven after death

{n: Abraham, Ibrahim} the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac; according to Genesis, God promised to give Abraham's family (the Hebrews) the land of Canaan (the Promised Land); God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son
"Judaism, Christianity, and Islam each has a special claim on Abraham"

{n: Abramis, genus Abramis} European fishes

{n: Abrocoma, genus Abrocoma} abrocomes

{n: Abronia, genus Abronia} genus of western North American herbs having showy flowers

{n: Abruzzi, Abruzzi e Molise} a mountainous region of central Italy on the Adriatic

{n: Abstract Expressionism, action painting} a New York school of painting characterized by freely created abstractions; the first important school of American painting to develop independently of European styles

{n: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates's capital} a sheikhdom of eastern Arabia and capital of the United Arab Emirates

{n: Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades} a terrorist group that has worked with Al Qaeda; claimed responsibility for attacks in Iraq and Turkey

{n: Abu Sayyaf, Bearer of the Sword} a small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the Philippines; uses bombing and assassination and extortion and kidnapping
"In 2001 Abu Sayyaf kidnapped twenty people and beheaded one of the American captives"

{n: Abudefduf, genus Abudefduf} damsel fishes

{n: Abuja, capital of Nigeria, Nigerian capital} capital of Nigeria in the center of the country

{n: Abukir, Abukir Bay} a bay on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt

{n: Abutilon, genus Abutilon} herbs or shrubs or small trees: flowering maple; parlor maple; Indian mallow

{n: Abydos} an ancient Greek colony on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles; scene of the legend of Hero and Leander

{n: Abyssinian banana, Ethiopian banana, Ensete ventricosum, Musa ensete} large evergreen arborescent herb having huge paddle-shaped leaves and bearing inedible fruit that resemble bananas but edible young flower shoots; sometimes placed in genus Musa

{n: Abyssinian, Abyssinian cat} a small slender short-haired breed of African origin having brownish fur with a reddish undercoat

{n: Academy Award, Oscar} an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance

{n: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences} an academy that gives annual awards for achievements in motion picture production and performance

{n: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences} an academy that gives annual awards for outstanding achievements in television

{n: Acadia National Park} a national park in Maine showing marine erosion and glaciation; includes seashore and also the highest point on the Atlantic coast

{n: Acadian} an early French settler in the Maritimes

{n: Acadia} the French-speaking part of the Canadian Maritime Provinces

{n: Acalypha, genus Acalypha} a genus of herbs and shrubs belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae

{n: Acanthaceae, family Acanthaceae, acanthus family} widely distributed herbs and shrubs and trees; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales

{n: Acanthisitta, genus Acanthisitta} a genus of Xenicidae

{n: Acanthocephala, phylum Acanthocephala} phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed worms

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

{n: Acanthocybium, genus Acanthocybium} wahoos

{n: Acanthophis, genus Acanthophis} Australian elapid snakes

{n: Acanthopterygii, superorder Acanthopterygii} teleost fishes having fins with sharp bony rays

{n: Acanthoscelides, genus Acanthoscelides} a genus of Bruchidae

{n: Acanthuridae, family Acanthuridae} surgeonfishes

{n: Acanthurus, genus Acanthurus} type genus of the Acanthuridae: doctorfishes

{n: Acapulco gold, Mexican green} a particularly potent variety of marijuana

{n: Acapulco, Acapulco de Juarez} a port and fashionable resort city on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico; known for beaches and water sports (including cliff diving)

{n: Acaridae, family Acaridae} mites

{n: Acarina, order Acarina} mites and ticks

{n: Accipiter, genus Accipiter} type genus of the family Accipitridae

{n: Accipitridae, family Accipitridae} hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles

{n: Accipitriformes, order Accipitriformes} in some classifications an alternative name for the Falconiformes

{n: Accra, capital of Ghana} the capital and largest city of Ghana with a deep-water port

{n: Acer, genus Acer} type genus of the Aceraceae; trees or shrubs having winged fruit

{n: Aceraceae, family Aceraceae, maple family} a family of trees and shrubs of order Sapindales including the maples

{n: Achaean, Achaian} a member of one of the four divisions of the prehistoric Greeks

{n: Acheron, River Acheron} (Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by Charon

{n: Acherontia, genus Acherontia} death's-head moth

{n: Acheson process} an industrial process for making graphite by heating a mixture of coke and clay

{n: Acheson, Dean Acheson, Dean Gooderham Acheson} United States statesman who promoted the Marshall Plan and helped establish NATO (1893-1971)

{n: Acheta, genus Acheta} common house and field crickets

{n: Achilles tendon, tendon of Achilles} a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf

{n: Achilles' heel} a seemingly small but actual mortal weakness

{n: Achilles} a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'

{n: Achoerodus, genus Achoerodus} a genus of Labridae

{n: Achomawi} a member of a North American Indian people of northern California

{n: Achomawi} the Shastan language spoken by the Achomawi

{n: Achras, genus Achras} tropical trees having papery leaves and large fruit

{n: Acinonyx, genus Acinonyx} cheetahs

{n: Acinos, genus Acinos} plants closely allied to the genera Satureja and Calamintha

{n: Acipenser, genus Acipenser} type genus of the Acipenseridae: sturgeons

{n: Acipenseridae, family Acipenseridae} sturgeons

{n: Acnidosporidia, subclass Acnidosporidia} a subclass of Sporozoa

{n: Acocanthera, genus Acocanthera, Acokanthera, genus Acokanthera} small genus of trees and shrubs containing strongly toxic cardiac glycosides; Arabia to Africa

{n: Aconcagua} the highest mountain in the western hemisphere; located in the Andes in western Argentina (22,834 feet high)

{n: Aconitum, genus Aconitum} genus of poisonous plants of temperate regions of northern hemisphere with a vaulted and enlarged petal

{n: Acoraceae, subfamily Acoraceae} used in some classifications for the genus Acorus which is usually assigned to Araceae

{n: Acorus, genus Acorus} sweet flags; sometimes placed in subfamily Acoraceae

{n: Acrasiomycetes, class Acrasiomycetes} cellular slime molds; in some classifications placed in kingdom Protoctista

{n: Acre, Akko, Akka, Accho} a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean

{n: Acre} a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru

{n: Acrididae, family Acrididae, Locustidae, family Locustidae} short-horned grasshoppers; true locusts

{n: Acridotheres, genus Acridotheres} mynas

{n: Acris, genus Acris} cricket frogs

{n: Acrobates, genus Acrobates} a genus of Phalangeridae

{n: Acrocarpus, genus Acrocarpus} small genus of trees of Indonesia and Malaysia

{n: Acrocephalus, genus Acrocephalus} a genus of Sylviidae

{n: Acroclinium, genus Acroclinium} genus of herbs and shrubs of Australia and South Africa: everlasting flower; most species usually placed in genus Helipterum

{n: Acrocomia, genus Acrocomia} Central and South American feather palms

{n: Acropora, genus Acropora} coelenterate genus of order Madreporaria, including staghorn corals

{n: Acrostichum, genus Acrostichum} in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae

{n: Actaea, genus Actaea} baneberry

{n: Actias, genus Actias} luna moths

{n: Actifed} trade name for a drug containing an antihistamine and a decongestant; used to treat upper respiratory conditions and minor allergies

{n: Actinia, genus Actinia} a genus of sea anemone common in rock pools

{n: Actiniaria, order Actiniaria, Actinaria, order Actinaria} sea anemones

{n: Actinidia, genus Actinidia} small Asiatic woody vine bearing many-seeded fruit

{n: Actinidiaceae, family Actinidiaceae} tropical trees or shrubs or woody vines

{n: Actiniopteris, genus Actiniopteris} terrestrial ferns of tropical Asia and Africa

{n: Actinomeris, genus Actinomeris} used in some classification systems for plants now included in genus Verbesina

{n: Actinomycetaceae, family Actinomycetaceae} filamentous anaerobic bacteria

{n: Actinomycetales, order Actinomycetales} filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria

{n: Actinomyxidia, order Actinomyxidia} parasites of worms

{n: Actinopoda, subclass Actinopoda} heliozoans; radiolarians

{n: Actitis, genus Actitis} a genus of Scolopacidae

{n: Actium} an ancient town on a promontory in western Greece

{n: Actium} the naval battle in which Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian's fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC

{n: Acts of the Apostles, Acts} a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome

{n: Adad} Babylonian god of storms and wind

{n: Adalia, genus Adalia} genus of ladybugs

{n: Adam's Peak, Samanala} a mountain peak in south central Sri Lanka (7,360 feet high)

{n: Adam's needle, Adam's needle-and-thread, spoonleaf yucca, needle palm, Yucca filamentosa} yucca with long stiff leaves having filamentlike appendages

{n: Adam, Robert Adam} Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in England and Scotland (1728-1792)

{n: Adam, ecstasy, XTC, go, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug drug} street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine

{n: Adams, John Adams, President Adams, President John Adams} 2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)

{n: Adams, John Quincy Adams, President Adams, President John Quincy Adams} 6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848)

{n: Adams, Mount Adams} a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)

{n: Adams, Sam Adams, Samuel Adams} American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722-1803)

{n: Adam} (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race

{n: Adana, Seyhan} a city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River

{n: Adansonia, genus Adansonia} baobab; cream-of-tartar tree

{n: Adapa} a Babylonian demigod or first man (sometimes identified with Adam)

{n: Adapid, Adapid group} extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents probably include the lemurs; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins

{n: Adar} the sixth month of the civil year; the twelfth month of the ecclesiastic year in the Jewish calendar (in February and March)

{n: Addis Ababa, New Flower, capital of Ethiopia} the capital of Ethiopia and the country's largest city; located in central Ethiopia

{n: Addison's disease, Addison's syndrome, hypoadrenalism, hypoadrenocorticism} a glandular disorder caused by failure of function of the cortex of the adrenal gland and marked by anemia and prostration with brownish skin

{n: Additions to Esther} an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Esther

{n: Adelaide} the state capital of South Australia

{n: Adelges, genus Adelges} type genus of the Adelgidae: plant lice

{n: Adelgidae, family Adelgidae} plant lice

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

{n: Adelie, Adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae} medium-sized penguins occurring in large colonies on the Adelie Coast of Antarctica

{n: Adenanthera, genus Adenanthera} small genus of trees of tropical Asia and Pacific areas

{n: Adenauer, Konrad Adenauer} German statesman; chancellor of West Germany (1876-1967)

{n: Adenium, genus Adenium} one species: succulent shrub or tree of tropical Africa and Arabia

{n: Adenota, genus Adenota} African antelopes: puku

{n: Aden} an important port of Yemen; located on the Gulf of Aden; its strategic location have made it a major trading center of southern Arabia since ancient times

{n: Adi Granth, Granth, Granth Sahib} the principal sacred text of Sikhism contains hymns and poetry as well as the teachings of the first five gurus

{n: Adiantaceae, family Adiantaceae} used in some classification systems for some genera of the family Polypodiaceae (or Pteridaceae)

{n: Adiantum, genus Adiantum} cosmopolitan genus of ferns: maidenhair ferns; in some classification systems placed in family Polypodiaceae or Adiantaceae

{n: Adige, River Adige} a river in northern Italy that flows southeast into the Adriatic Sea
"Verona is on the Adige"

{n: Adirondacks, Adirondack Mountains} a mountain range in northeastern New York State; a popular resort area

{n: Aditi} a Hindu goddess who releases from sin or disease; mother of the Adityas

{n: Aditya} one of 7 to 12 sons of Aditi; gods of celestial light

{n: Adlumia, genus Adlumia} one species: climbing fumitory

{n: Admiralty Islands} a group of islands in the Bismarck Archipelago

{n: Admiralty Island} an Alaskan island in the Alexander Archipelago near Juneau

{n: Admiralty Range} mountains in Antarctica north of Victoria Land

{n: Admission Day} in some states of the United States: a legal holiday commemorating the day the state was admitted to the Union

{n: Adonic, Adonic line} a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis

{n: Adonis, genus Adonis} annual or perennial herbs

{n: Adonis} (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone
"when Adonis died Zeus decreed that he should spend winters in the underworld with Persephone and spend summers with Aphrodite"

{n: Adrian, Edgar Douglas Adrian, Baron Adrian} English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1997)

{n: Adriatic, Adriatic Sea} an arm of the Mediterranean between Slovenia and Croatia and Montenegro and Albania on the east and Italy on the west

{n: Advanced Research and Development Activity, ARDA} an agency of the Intelligence Community that conducts advanced research and development related to information technology

{n: Advent Sunday} the first of the four Sundays during Advent

{n: Adventism, Second Adventism} any Christian religion that believes the second coming of Christ is imminent

{n: Adventist, Second Adventist} a member of Christian denomination that expects the imminent advent of Christ

{n: Advent} the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas

{n: Adzhar, Adzharia} an autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea

{n: Aedes, genus Aedes} yellow-fever mosquitos

{n: Aegates Isles, Aegadean Isles} islands west of Sicily (now known as the Egadi Islands) where the Romans won a naval victory over the Carthaginians that ended the first Punic War in 241 BC

{n: Aegean civilization, Aegean civilisation, Aegean culture} the prehistoric civilization on the islands in the Aegean sea and the surrounding countries
"by 800 BC the entire Aegean had adopted this style of pottery"

{n: Aegean island} an island in the Aegean Sea

{n: Aegean, Aegean Sea} an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey; a main trade route for the ancient civilizations of Crete and Greece and Rome and Persia

{n: Aegiceras, genus Aegiceras} a genus of herbs of the family Verbenaceae

{n: Aegilops, genus Aegilops} goat grass

{n: Aegina, Aigina} an island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic Gulf

{n: Aegina} small medusa

{n: Aegisthus} (Greek mythology) the seducer of Clytemnestra and murderer of Agamemnon who usurped the throne of Mycenae until Agamemnon's son Orestes returned home and killed him

{n: Aegospotami, Aegospotamos} a creek emptying into the Hellespont in present-day Turkey; at its mouth in 405 BC the Spartan fleet under Lysander defeated the Athenians and ended the Peloponnesian War

{n: Aegospotami, Aegospotamos} a river in ancient Thrace (now Turkey); in the mouth of this river the Spartan fleet under Lysander destroyed the Athenian fleet in the final battle of the Peloponnesian War (404 BC)

{n: Aegypiidae, family Aegypiidae} in some classifications considered the family comprising the Old World vultures which are more often included in the family Accipitridae

{n: Aegypius, genus Aegypius} a genus of Accipitridae

{n: Aegyptopithecus} extinct primate of about 38 million years ago; fossils found in Egypt

{n: Aeneas} a mythical Greek warrior who was a leader on the Trojan side of the Trojan War; hero of the Aeneid

{n: Aeneid} an epic in Latin by Virgil; tells the adventures of Aeneas after the Trojan War; provides an illustrious historical background for the Roman Empire

{n: Aeolian, Eolian} a member of one of the four divisions of the prehistoric Greeks

{n: Aeolic, Eolic} the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Thessaly and Boeotia and Aeolis

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

{n: Aeolus} god of the winds in ancient mythology

{n: Aeonium, genus Aeonium} a genus of plants of the family Crassulaceae

{n: Aepyceros, genus Aepyceros} African antelopes: impalas

{n: Aepyornidae, family Aepyornidae} coextensive with the order Aepyorniformes

{n: Aepyorniformes, order Aepyorniformes} huge extinct flightless birds: elephant birds

{n: Aerobacter aerogenes} a species of Gram-negative aerobic bacteria that produce gas and acid from sugars and are sometimes involved in the souring of milk

{n: Aerobacter, genus Aerobacter} aerobic bacteria widely distributed in nature

{n: Aertex} a trademark for a loosely woven cotton fabric that is used to make shirts and underwear

{n: Aeschylus} Greek tragedian; the father of Greek tragic drama (525-456 BC)

{n: Aesculapius, Asclepius, Asklepios} son of Apollo; a hero and the Roman god of medicine and healing; his daughters were Hygeia and Panacea

{n: Aesculus, genus Aesculus} deciduous trees or some shrubs of North America; southeastern Europe; eastern Asia

{n: Aesir} (Norse mythology) the chief race of gods living at Asgard

{n: Aesop's fables} a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop

{n: Aesop} Greek author of fables (circa 620-560 BC)

{n: Aether} personification of the sky or upper air breathed by the Olympians; son of Erebus and night or of Chaos and darkness

{n: Aethionema, genus Aethionema} Old World genus of the family Cruciferae

{n: Aethusa, genus Aethusa} fool's parsley

{n: Aetobatus, genus Aetobatus} a genus of Myliobatidae

{n: Affirmed} thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1978

{n: Afghan hound, Afghan} tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East

{n: Afghan monetary unit} monetary unit in the Islamic State of Afghanistan

{n: Afghan, Afghanistani} a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan

{n: Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan} a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south
"Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"

{n: Aframomum, genus Aframomum} an African genus of plants of the family Zingiberaceae

{n: African bowstring hemp, African hemp, Sansevieria guineensis} bowstring hemp of South Africa

{n: African chameleon, Chamaeleo chamaeleon} a chameleon found in Africa

{n: African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis} a tongueless frog native to Africa; established in the United States as result of release of laboratory and aquarium animals

{n: African coral snake, Aspidelaps lubricus} small widely distributed arboreal snake of southern Africa banded in black and orange

{n: African country, African nation} countries occupying the African continent

{n: African crocodile, Nile crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus} a dangerous crocodile widely distributed in Africa

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

{n: African daisy} African or Asiatic herbs with daisylike flowers

{n: African daisy} any of several plants of the genus Arctotis having daisylike flowers

{n: African elephant, Loxodonta africana} an elephant native to Africa having enormous flapping ears and ivory tusks

{n: African grey, African gray, Psittacus erithacus} commonly domesticated grey parrot with red-and-black tail and white face; native to equatorial Africa

{n: African hemp, Sparmannia africana} large shrub of South Africa having many conspicuously hairy branches with large hairy leaves and clusters of conspicuous white flowers

{n: African holly, Solanum giganteum} woolly-stemmed biennial arborescent shrub of tropical Africa and southern Asia having silvery-white prickly branches, clusters of blue or white flowers, and bright red berries resembling holly berries

{n: African hunting dog, hyena dog, Cape hunting dog, Lycaon pictus} a powerful doglike mammal of southern and eastern Africa that hunts in large packs; now rare in settled area

{n: African lily, African tulip, blue African lily, Agapanthus africanus} African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowers

{n: African mahogany} African tree having hard heavy odorless wood

{n: African marigold, big marigold, Aztec marigold, Tagetes erecta} a stout branching annual with large yellow to orange flower heads; Mexico and Central America

{n: African monitor, Varanus niloticus} destroys crocodile eggs

{n: African oil palm, Elaeis guineensis} oil palm of Africa

{n: African scented mahogany, cedar mahogany, sapele mahogany, Entandrophragma cylindricum} African tree having rather lightweight cedar-scented wood varying in color from pink to reddish brown

{n: African violet, Saintpaulia ionantha} tropical African plant cultivated as a houseplant for its violet or white or pink flowers

{n: African walnut, Lovoa klaineana} tropical African timber tree with wood that resembles mahogany

{n: African wild ass, Equus asinus} a wild ass of Africa

{n: African-American, African American, Afro-American, Black American} an American whose ancestors were born in Africa

{n: Africander} tall large-horned humped cattle of South Africa; used for meat or draft

{n: Africanized bee, Africanized honey bee, killer bee, Apis mellifera scutellata, Apis mellifera adansonii} a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybee; retains most of the traits of the African bee; now spread as far north as Texas

{n: African} a native or inhabitant of Africa

{n: Africa} the second largest continent; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean

{n: Afrikaans, Taal, South African Dutch} an official language of the Republic of South Africa; closely related to Dutch and Flemish

{n: Afrikaner, Afrikander, Boer} a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans

{n: Afro, Afro hairdo} a rounded thickly curled hairdo

{n: Afro-wig} a wig that gives the appearance of an Afro hairdo

{n: Afroasiatic, Afro-Asiatic, Afroasiatic language, Afrasian, Afrasian language, Hamito-Semitic} a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa

{n: Afrocarpus, genus Afrocarpus} dioecious evergreen trees or shrubs; equatorial to southern and southeastern Africa: yellowwood; similar to trees or genus Podocarpus

{n: Aga, Agha} title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey)

{n: Agalinis, genus Agalinis} semiparasitic herb with purple or white or pink flowers; grows in the United States and West Indies

{n: Agamemnon} (Greek mythology) the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War

{n: Agamidae, family Agamidae} an Old World reptile family of Sauria

{n: Agapornis, genus Agapornis} a genus of Psittacidae

{n: Agaricaceae, family Agaricaceae} large family including many familiar mushrooms

{n: Agaricales, order Agaricales} typical gilled mushrooms belonging to the subdivision Basidiomycota

{n: Agaricus, genus Agaricus} type genus of Agaricaceae; gill fungi having brown spores and including several edible species

{n: Agassiz, Louis Agassiz, Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz} United States naturalist (born in Switzerland) who studied fossil fish; recognized geological evidence that ice ages had occurred in North America (1807-1873)

{n: Agastache, genus Agastache} giant hyssop; Mexican hyssop

{n: Agathis, genus Agathis} kauri pine

{n: Agavaceae, family Agavaceae, agave family, sisal family} chiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae (Dracaenaceae); comprises plants that in some classifications are divided between the Amaryllidaceae and the Liliaceae

{n: Agave tequilana} Mexican plant used especially for making tequila

{n: Agdestis, genus Agdestis} a genus with one species that is a rapidly growing climbing vine with tuberous roots; grown in hot climates

{n: Agdistis} Asiatic epithet for Rhea or Cybele

{n: Agee, James Agee} United States novelist (1909-1955)

{n: Agelaius, genus Agelaius} red-winged blackbirds

{n: Agent Orange} a herbicide used in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas

{n: Ageratina, genus Ageratina} annual to perennial herbs or shrubs of eastern United States and Central and South America

{n: Aghan, Margasivsa} the ninth month of the Hindu calendar

{n: Agincourt} a battle in northern France in which English longbowmen under Henry V decisively defeated a much larger French army in 1415

{n: Agkistrodon, genus Agkistrodon, Ancistrodon, genus Ancistrodon} copperheads

{n: Aglaia} (Greek mythology) one of the three Graces

{n: Aglaomorpha, genus Aglaomorpha} epiphytic ferns of tropical Asia

{n: Aglaonema, genus Aglaonema} climbing herbs of southeastern Asia having thick fleshy oblong leaves and naked unisexual flowers: Chinese evergreen

{n: Agnatha, superclass Agnatha} superclass of eel-shaped chordates lacking jaws and pelvic fins: lampreys; hagfishes; some extinct forms

{n: Agni} (Sanskrit) god of fire in ancient and traditional India; one of the three chief deities of the Vedas

{n: Agnus Dei, Paschal Lamb} figure of a lamb; emblematic of Christ

{n: Agnus Dei} a liturgical prayer beginning with these Latin words

{n: Agonidae, family Agonidae} poachers

{n: Agonus, genus Agonus} type genus of the Agonidae

{n: Agra} a city in northern India; former capital of the Mogul empire; site of the Taj Mahal

{n: Agricola, Gnaeus Julius Agricola} Roman general who was governor of Britain and extended Roman rule north to the Firth of Forth (37-93)

{n: Agrigento, Acragas, Girgenti} a town in Italy in southwestern Sicily near the coast; the site of six Greek temples

{n: Agriocharis, genus Agriocharis} a genus of birds of the family Meleagrididae including the ocellated turkey

{n: Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa} Roman general who commanded the fleet that defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra at Actium (63-12 BC)

{n: Agrippina, Agrippina the Elder} granddaughter of Augustus and mother of Caligula and Agrippina the Younger (14 BC - AD 33)

{n: Agrippina, Agrippina the Younger} wife who poisoned Claudius after her son Nero was declared heir and who was then put to death by Nero

{n: Agrobacterium tumefaciens} the bacteria that produce crown gall disease in plants

{n: Agrobacterium, genus Agrobacterium} small motile bacterial rods that can reduce nitrates and cause galls on plant stems

{n: Agropyron, genus Agropyron} perennial grasses of temperate and cool regions: wheatgrass; dog grass

{n: Agrostemma, genus Agrostemma} a caryophylloid dicot genus including corn cockles

{n: Agrostis, genus Agrostis} annual or perennial grasses cosmopolitan in northern hemisphere: bent grass (so named from `bent' meaning an area of unfenced grassland)

{n: Ahab} according to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC)

{n: Ahriman} the spirit of evil in Zoroastrianism; arch rival of Ormazd

{n: Ahuehuete, Tule tree} Mexico's most famous tree; a giant specimen of Montezuma cypress more than 2,000 years old with a girth of 165 feet at Santa Maria del Tule
"some say the Tule tree is the world's largest single biomass"

{n: Ahura} (Zoroastrianism) title for benevolent deities

{n: Aiken, Conrad Aiken, Conrad Potter Aiken} United States writer (1889-1973)

{n: Ailey, Alvin Ailey} United States choreographer noted for his use of African elements (born in 1931)

{n: Ailuropoda, genus Ailuropoda} only the giant panda: in some classifications considered a genus of the separate family Ailuropodidae

{n: Ailuropodidae, family Ailuropodidae} in some classifications considered the family comprising the giant pandas

{n: Ailurus, genus Ailurus} lesser pandas

{n: Air Combat Command, ACC} a command that is the primary provider of air combat weapon systems to the United States Air Force; operates fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, battle-management, and rescue aircraft

{n: Air Corps} formerly the airborne division of the United States Army

{n: Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Air Force ISR, AFISR} an agency focused on ensuring that the United States military attains information superiority; operates worldwide ground sites and an array of airborne reconnaissance and surveillance platforms

{n: Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL} a United States Air Force defense laboratory responsible for discovering and developing and integrating fighting technologies for aerospace forces

{n: Air Force Space Command, AFSPC} a command of the United States Air Force that is responsible for defending the United States through its space and intercontinental ballistic missile operations

{n: Air Medal} a United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight

{n: Air National Guard, ANG} a civilian reserve component of the United States Air Force that provides prompt mobilization during war and assistance during national emergencies

{n: Aire, River Aire, Aire River} a river in northern England that flows southeast through West Yorkshire

{n: Airedale, Airedale terrier} breed of large wiry-coated terrier bred in Yorkshire

{n: Aix, genus Aix} wood duck and mandarin duck

{n: Aizoaceae, family Aizoaceae, Tetragoniaceae, family Tetragoniaceae, carpetweed family} succulent herbs or small shrubs mostly of South Africa but also New Zealand and North America: carpetweeds; fig marigolds

{n: Ajaia, genus Ajaia} a genus of Platalea

{n: Ajax} a mythical Greek hero; a warrior who fought against Troy in the Iliad

{n: Ajuga, genus Ajuga} bugle

{n: Akan} a Kwa language spoken in Ghana and the Ivory Coast

{n: Akeridae, family Akeridae} bubble shells

{n: Akhbari} a religious movement by Arab Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iraq that is opposed to the Usuli
"Akhbari Shiism has never promoted political control"

{n: Akhenaton, Akhenaten, Ikhanaton, Amenhotep IV} early ruler of Egypt who rejected the old gods and replaced them with sun worship (died in 1358 BC)

{n: Akkadian} an ancient branch of the Semitic languages

{n: Akron} a city in northeastern Ohio; the heart of the United States rubber industry

{n: Aksa Martyrs Brigades, al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades, Martyrs of al-Aqsa} a militant offshoot of al-Fatah that is the newest and strongest and best equipped faction active in the West Bank; responsible for many deadly attacks in Israel in 2002

{n: Akwa'ala} a member of a North American Indian people living in Baja California

{n: Akwa'ala} the Yuman language spoken by the Akwa'ala

{n: Al Aqabah, Aqaba, Akaba} Jordan's port; located in southwestern Jordan on the Gulf of Aqaba

{n: Al Ladhiqiyah, Latakia} a seaport on the western coast of Syria

{n: Al Nathir} a Palestinian terrorist organization formed in 2002 and linked to Fatah movement of Yasser Arafat

{n: Al-hakim} an Ismaili caliph of Egypt who declared himself an incarnation of God and founded the Druze religious sect (985-1021)

{n: Alabama, Alabama River} a river in Alabama formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near Montgomery; flows southwestward to become a tributary of the Mobile River

{n: Alabama, Heart of Dixie, Camellia State, AL} a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

{n: Alabaman, Alabamian} a native or resident of Alabama

{n: Alabama} a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Alabama; a member of the Creek Confederacy

{n: Alabama} the Muskhogean language of the Alabama

{n: Aladdin's lamp} (Arabian Nights) a magical lamp from which Aladdin summoned a genie

{n: Aladdin} in the Arabian Nights a boy who acquires a magic lamp from which he can summon a genie

{n: Alamo} a siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836; Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico

{n: Aland islands, Aaland islands, Ahvenanmaa} an archipelago of some 6,000 islands in the Gulf of Bothnia under Finnish control

{n: Alar, daminozide} a chemical sprayed on fruit trees to regulate their growth so the entire crop can be harvested at one time

{n: Alaric} king of the Visigoths who captured Rome in 410 (370-410)

{n: Alaska Native, Alaskan Native, Native Alaskan} a member or descendant of any of the aboriginal peoples of Alaska

{n: Alaska Peninsula} a peninsula of southwestern Alaska (a continuation of the Aleutian Islands)

{n: Alaska Range} a mountain range in south central Alaska; contains Mount McKinley

{n: Alaska Standard Time, Yukon Time} standard time in the 9th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 135th meridian west; used in Hawaii and most of Alaska

{n: Alaska fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus} of Pacific coast from Alaska southward to California

{n: Alaska king crab, Alaskan king crab, king crab, Alaska crab} meat of large cold-water crab; mainly leg meat

{n: Alaska rein orchid, Habenaria unalascensis} similar to coastal rein orchid but with smaller flowers; Alaska to Baja California and east to the Dakotas and Colorado

{n: Alaska, Last Frontier, AK} a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union
"Alaska is the largest state in the United States"

{n: Alaskan brown bear, Kodiak bear, Kodiak, Ursus middendorffi, Ursus arctos middendorffi} brown bear of coastal Alaska and British Columbia

{n: Alaskan pipeline, trans-Alaska pipeline} an oil pipeline that runs 800 miles from wells at Prudhoe Bay to the port of Valdez

{n: Alaskan} a native or resident of Alaska

{n: Alauda, genus Alauda} type genus of the Alaudidae: skylarks

{n: Alaudidae, family Alaudidae} larks

{n: Albania, Republic of Albania} a republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula

{n: Albanian monetary unit} monetary unit in Albania

{n: Albanian} a native or inhabitant of Albania

{n: Albanian} the Indo-European language spoken by the people of Albania

{n: Albany, capital of New York} state capital of New York; located in eastern New York State on the west bank of the Hudson river

{n: Albany} a town in southwest Georgia; processing center for peanuts and pecans

{n: Albatrellus dispansus} a rare fungus having a large (up to 14 inches wide) yellow fruiting body with multiple individual caps and a broad central stalk and a fragrant odor

{n: Albatrellus ovinus, sheep polypore} a fungus with a whitish often circular cap and a white pore surface and small pores and a white central stalk; found under conifers; edible but not popular

{n: Albatrellus, genus Albatrellus} a genus of fungi belonging to the family Polyporaceae

{n: Albee, Edward Albee, Edward Franklin Albeen} United States dramatist (1928-)

{n: Albers, Josef Albers} United States painter born in Germany; works characterized by simple geometrical patterns in various colors (1888-1976)

{n: Albert, Prince Albert, Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel} prince consort of Queen Victoria of England (1819-1861)

{n: Alberta} one of the three prairie provinces in western Canada; rich in oil and natural gas and minerals

{n: Alberti, Leon Battista Alberti} Italian architect and painter; pioneering theoretician of Renaissance architecture (1404-1472)

{n: Albigenses, Cathars, Cathari} a Christian religious sect in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; believers in Albigensianism

{n: Albigensianism, Catharism} a Christian movement considered to be a medieval descendant of Manichaeism in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; characterized by dualism (asserted the coexistence of two mutually opposed principles, one good and one evil); was exterminated for heresy during the Inquisition

{n: Albion} archaic name for England or Great Britain; used poetically

{n: Albright's disease, polyostotic fibrous dysplasia} fibrous dysplasia of bone affecting multiple bones

{n: Albuginaceae, family Albuginaceae} fungi that produce white sori resembling blisters on certain flowering plants

{n: Albugo, genus Albugo} type genus of the Albuginaceae; fungi causing white rusts

{n: Albula, genus Albula} type and sole genus of the family Albulidae

{n: Albulidae, family Albulidae} bonefish

{n: Albuquerque} the largest city in New Mexico; located in central New Mexico on the Rio Grande river

{n: Alca, genus Alca} type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill

{n: Alcaeus} Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; reputed inventor of Alcaic verse (611-580 BC)

{n: Alcaic, Alcaic verse} verse in the meter used in Greek and Latin poetry consisting of strophes of 4 tetrametric lines; reputedly invented by Alcaeus

{n: Alcea, genus Alcea} genus of erect herbs of the Middle East having showy flowers: hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Althaea

{n: Alcedinidae, family Alcedinidae} kingfishers

{n: Alcedo, genus Alcedo} type genus of the Alcedinidae

{n: Alcelaphus, genus Alcelaphus} African antelopes: hartebeests

{n: Alces, genus Alces} elk or moose

{n: Alcibiades} ancient Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War (circa 450-404 BC)

{n: Alcidae, family Alcidae} web-footed diving seabirds of northern seas: auks; puffins; guillemots; murres; etc.

{n: Alcoholics Anonymous, AA} an international organization that provides a support group for persons trying to overcome alcoholism

{n: Alcott, Louisa May Alcott} United States novelist noted for children's books (1832-1888)

{n: Alcyonacea, suborder Alcyonacea} comprising the soft corals

{n: Alcyonaria, order Alcyonaria} corals and sea anemones having eight branches

{n: Alcyone, Halcyon} (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher

{n: Aldebaran} the brightest star in Taurus

{n: Aldrovanda, genus Aldrovanda} one species: waterwheel plant

{n: Alectis, genus Alectis} a genus of Carangidae

{n: Alectoria, genus Alectoria} lichens having dark brown erect or pendulous much-branched cylindrical thallus

{n: Alectoris, genus Alectoris} a genus of Perdicidae

{n: Alecto} one of the three Furies

{n: Alectura, genus Alectura} brush turkeys

{n: Alepisaurus, genus Alepisaurus} slender scaleless predaceous tropical deep-sea fishes

{n: Aletris, genus Aletris} small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae

{n: Aleuria aurantia, orange peel fungus} a discomycete with bright orange cup-shaped or saucer-shaped fruiting bodies and pale orange exteriors

{n: Aleurites, genus Aleurites} candlenut

{n: Aleut, Aleutian} a member of the people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and western Alaska

{n: Aleutian Islands, Aleutians} an archipelago in the North Pacific extending southwestern from Alaska

{n: Aleut} the language spoken by the Aleut

{n: Alex Boncayao Brigade, ABB, Revolutionary Proletarian Army, RPA-ABB} an urban hit squad and guerrilla group of the Communist Party in the Philippines; formed in the 1980s

{n: Alexander Archipelago} a group of islands off southeastern Alaska

{n: Alexander I, Czar Alexander I, Aleksandr Pavlovich} the czar of Russia whose plans to liberalize the government of Russia were unrealized because of the wars with Napoleon (1777-1825)

{n: Alexander II, Czar Alexander II, Alexander the Liberator} the son of Nicholas I who, as czar of Russia, introduced reforms that included limited emancipation of the serfs (1818-1881)

{n: Alexander III, Czar Alexander III} son of Alexander II who was czar of Russia (1845-1894)

{n: Alexander VI, Pope Alexander VI, Borgia, Rodrigo Borgia} Pope and father of Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia (1431-1503)

{n: Alexander, Alexander the Great} king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)

{n: Alexander, Alexanders, black lovage, horse parsley, Smyrnium olusatrum} European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb

{n: Alexandria senna, Alexandrian senna, true senna, tinnevelly senna, Indian senna, Senna alexandrina, Cassia acutifolia, Cassia augustifolia} erect shrub having racemes of tawny yellow flowers; the dried leaves are used medicinally as a cathartic; sometimes placed in genus Cassia

{n: Alexandria, El Iskandriyah} the chief port of Egypt; located on the western edge of the Nile delta on the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Alexander the Great; the capital of ancient Egypt

{n: Alexandrian laurel, Calophyllum inophyllum} East Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers; coastal areas southern India to Malaysia

{n: Alexandrian} a resident or native of Alexandria (especially Alexandria in Egypt)

{n: Alexandria} a town in Louisiana on the Red River

{n: Alexandrine} (prosody) a line of verse that has six iambic feet

{n: Aleyrodes, genus Aleyrodes} type genus of the Aleyrodidae

{n: Aleyrodidae, family Aleyrodidae} whiteflies

{n: Alfred, AElfred, Alfred the Great} king of Wessex; defeated the Danes and encouraged writing in English (849-899)

{n: Alger, Horatio Alger} United States author of inspirational adventure stories for boys; virtue and hard work overcome poverty (1832-1899)

{n: Algeria, Algerie, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria} a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s

{n: Algerian centime} 100 centimes equal 1 dinar in Algeria

{n: Algerian dinar, dinar} the basic unit of money in Algeria

{n: Algerian monetary unit} monetary unit in Algeria

{n: Algerian} a native or inhabitant of Algeria

{n: Algeripithecus minutus} tiny (150 to 300 grams) extinct primate of 46 to 50 million years ago; fossils found in Algeria; considered by some authorities the leading candidate for the first anthropoid

{n: Algeripithecus, genus Algeripithecus} an extinct genus of Hominoidea

{n: Algiers, Algerian capital} an ancient port on the Mediterranean; the capital and largest city of Algeria

{n: Algol} second brightest star in Perseus; first known eclipsing binary

{n: Algonkian, Algonkin} a member of a North American Indian people in the Ottawa river valley of Ontario and Quebec

{n: Algonkian, Algonkin} the Algonquian language spoken by the Algonkian

{n: Algonquian, Algonquin, Algonquian language} family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains

{n: Algonquian, Algonquin} a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast

{n: Algren, Nelson Algren} United States writer (1909-1981)

{n: Alhambra} a fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings in the Middle Ages

{n: Alhazen, Alhacen, al-Haytham, Ibn al-Haytham, Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham} an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)

{n: Ali Baba} the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment

{n: Ali, Muhammad Ali, Cassius Clay, Cassius Marcellus Clay} United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)

{n: Alisma, genus Alisma} small genus of aquatic or semiaquatic plants

{n: Alismataceae, family Alismataceae, water-plantain family} perennial or annual aquatic or marsh plants

{n: Alismatidae, subclass Alismatidae} one of four subclasses or superorders of Monocotyledones; comprises about 500 species in 14 families of aquatic and semiaquatic herbs

{n: Ali} the fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects

{n: Alka-seltzer} a commercial antacid; tablets dissolve in water to give an effervescent solution

{n: All Saints' Day, Allhallows, November 1, Hallowmas, Hallowmass} a Christian feast day honoring all the saints; first observed in 835

{n: All Souls' Day, November 2} a day of supplication for all the souls in purgatory

{n: Allah} Muslim name for the one and only God

{n: Alleghenies, Allegheny Mountains} the western part of the Appalachian Mountains; extending from northern Pennsylvania to southwestern Virginia

{n: Allegheny chinkapin, eastern chinquapin, chinquapin, dwarf chestnut, Castanea pumila} shrubby chestnut tree of southeastern United States having small edible nuts

{n: Allegheny plum, Alleghany plum, sloe, Prunus alleghaniensis} wild plum of northeastern United States having dark purple fruits with yellow flesh

{n: Allegheny spurge, Allegheny mountain spurge, Pachysandra procumbens} low semi-evergreen perennial herb having small spikes of white or pinkish flowers; native to southern United States but grown elsewhere

{n: Allegheny, Allegheny River} a river that rises in Pennsylvania and flows north into New York and then back south through Pennsylvania again to join the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh which is the beginning of the Ohio River

{n: Allen screw} a screw with a hexagonal hole in the head

{n: Allen wrench} a wrench for Allen screws

{n: Allen, Ethan Allen} a soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738-1789)

{n: Allen, Gracie Allen, Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen, Gracie} United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)

{n: Allen, Woody Allen, Allen Stewart Konigsberg} United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)

{n: Allentown} a city in eastern Pennsylvania; an industrial and commercial center

{n: Allhallowtide} the season of All Saints' Day

{n: Alliaceae, family Alliaceae} one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; includes especially genus Allium

{n: Alliaria, genus Alliaria} a genus of herbs of the family Cruciferae; have broad leaves and whit flowers and long siliques

{n: Allied Command Atlantic, ACLANT} a major strategic headquarters of NATO located in the United States; is under the authority of the North Atlantic Council

{n: Allied Command Europe, ACE} a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey

{n: Allies} in World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and Russia and all the other nations that became allied with them in opposing the Central Powers

{n: Allies} the alliance of nations that fought the Axis in World War II and which (with subsequent additions) signed the charter of the United Nations in 1945

{n: Alligatoridae, family Alligatoridae} alligators; caimans

{n: Allionia, genus Allionia} small genus of chiefly American herbs

{n: Allium, genus Allium} large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlic; leek; onion; chive; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae as the type genus

{n: Almaty, Alma-Ata} the largest city in Kazakhstan and the capital until 1998

{n: Almoravid} a member of a Muslim dynasty of Berber warriors that flourished from 1049 to 1145 and that established political dominance over northwestern Africa and Spain

{n: Alnico} trade name for an alloy used to make high-energy permanent magnets; contains aluminum and iron and nickel plus cobalt or copper or titanium

{n: Alnus, genus Alnus} alders

{n: Aloeaceae, family Aloeaceae, aloe family} one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted

{n: Alonso, Alicia Alonso} Cuban dancer and choreographer (born in 1921)

{n: Alopecurus, genus Alopecurus} annual or perennial grasses including decorative and meadow species as well as notorious agricultural weeds

{n: Alopex, genus Alopex} arctic foxes

{n: Alopiidae, family Alopiidae} thresher sharks

{n: Alopius, genus Alopius} type genus of the family Alopiidae; in some classifications considered a genus of the family Lamnidae

{n: Alosa, genus Alosa} shad

{n: Alost, Aalost} a town in central Belgium

{n: Alouatta, genus Alouatta} howler monkeys

{n: Alpena} a town in northern Michigan on an arm of Lake Huron

{n: Alpha Centauri, Rigil Kent, Rigil} brightest star in Centaurus; second nearest star to the sun

{n: Alpha Crucis} the brightest star in the Southern Cross

{n: Alpine anemone, mountain anemone, Anemone tetonensis} silky-foliaged herb of the Rocky Mountains with bluish-white flowers

{n: Alpine besseya, Besseya alpina} small pale plant with dense spikes of pale bluish-violet flowers; of high cold meadows from Wyoming and Utah to New Mexico

{n: Alpine celery pine, Phyllocladus alpinus} small shrubby celery pine of New Zealand

{n: Alpine enchanter's nightshade, Circaea alpina} an Alpine variety of enchanter's nightshade

{n: Alpine fir, subalpine fir, Abies lasiocarpa} medium-tall timber tree of the Rocky Mountains having a narrowly conic to columnar crown

{n: Alpine glacier, Alpine type of glacier} a glacier that moves down from a high valley

{n: Alpine lady fern, Athyrium distentifolium} a lady fern with deeply cut leaf segments; found in the Rocky Mountains

{n: Alpine mouse-ear, Arctic mouse-ear, Cerastium alpinum} widespread in Arctic and on mountains in Europe

{n: Alpine woodsia, northern woodsia, flower-cup fern, Woodsia alpina} slender fern of northern North America with shining chestnut-colored stipes and bipinnate fronds with usually distinct marginal sori

{n: Alpinia, genus Alpinia, genus Zerumbet, genus Languas} perennial rhizomatous herbs of Asia and Australia and Polynesia having ginger-scented rhizomes

{n: Alpinism} mountain climbing (not restricted to the Alps)

{n: Alps, the Alps} a large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction

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

{n: Alsatian} a native or inhabitant of Alsace

{n: Alsobia, genus Alsobia} tropical American herbs sometimes included in genus Episcia

{n: Alsophila pometaria} North American moth with grey-winged males and wingless females; larvae are fall cankerworms

{n: Alsophila, genus Alsophila} geometrid moths

{n: Alstonia, genus Alstonia} genus of evergreen trees or shrubs with white funnel-shaped flowers and milky sap; tropical Africa to southeastern Asia and Polynesia

{n: Alstroemeriaceae, family Alstroemeriaceae} one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; sometimes included in subfamily Amaryllidaceae

{n: Altai Mountains, Altay Mountains} a mountain range in central Asia that extends a thousand miles from Kazakhstan eastward into western Mongolia and northern China

{n: Altaic, Altaic language} a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe

{n: Altaic} any member of the peoples speaking a language in the Altaic language group

{n: Altair} double star 15.7 light years from Earth; the brightest star in the Aquila constellation

{n: Alternanthera, genus Alternanthera} genus of low herbs of tropical America and Australia; includes genus Telanthera

{n: Altoona} a town in central Pennsylvania

{n: Alyssum, genus Alyssum} a genus of the family Cruciferae

{n: Alytes, genus Alytes} midwife toads

{n: Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's, Alzheimers} a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness

{n: Amaethon} the farmer god; ancient god of agriculture

{n: Amanita, genus Amanita} genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions

{n: Amaranthaceae, family Amaranthaceae, amaranth family} cosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubs

{n: Amaranthus, genus Amaranthus} large widely distributed genus of chiefly coarse annual herbs

{n: Amarillo} a city in the northern panhandle of Texas

{n: Amaryllidaceae, family Amaryllidaceae, amaryllis family} snowdrop; narcissus; daffodil; in some classification systems considered a subfamily of the Liliaceae

{n: Amaterasu, Amaterasu Omikami} central deity of Shinto; goddess personifying the sun and ancestress of the rulers of Japan

{n: Amati, Nicolo Amati, Nicola Amati} Italian violin maker in Cremona; taught the craft to Guarneri and Stradivari (1596-1684)

{n: Amati} a violin made by Nicolo Amati or a member of his family

{n: Amauropelta, genus Amauropelta} epiphytic or terrestrial ferns of America and Africa and Polynesia

{n: Amazon ant, Polyergus rufescens} small reddish slave-making ant species

{n: Amazon, Amazon River} a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)

{n: Amazona, genus Amazona} a genus of Psittacidae

{n: Amazon} (Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively)

{n: Amberboa, genus Amberboa} herbs of Mediterranean to central Asia cultivated for their flowers

{n: Ambloplites, genus Ambloplites} a genus of Centrarchidae

{n: Amblyrhynchus, genus Amblyrhynchus} marine iguanas

{n: Ambrose, Saint Ambrose, St. Ambrose} (Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)

{n: Ambrosiaceae, family Ambrosiaceae} in some classifications considered a separate family comprising a subgroup of the Compositae including the ragweeds

{n: Ambystoma, genus Ambystoma} type genus of the Ambystomatidae

{n: Ambystomatidae, family Ambystomatidae} New World salamanders

{n: Ameiuridae, family Ameiuridae} North American catfishes

{n: Ameiurus, genus Ameiurus} type genus of the Ameiuridae: bullhead catfishes

{n: Amelanchier, genus Amelanchier} North American deciduous trees or shrubs

{n: Amen, Amon, Amun} a primeval Egyptian personification of air and breath; worshipped especially at Thebes

{n: Amen-Ra, Amon-Ra, Amun Ra} Egyptian sun god; supreme god of the universe in whom Amen and Ra were merged; principal deity during Theban supremacy

{n: Amentiferae, group Amentiferae} used in some classification systems for plants that bear catkins

{n: American Baptist Convention, Northern Baptist Convention} an association of Northern Baptists

{n: American Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the States} civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865

{n: American Dream} the widespread aspiration of Americans to live better than their parents did

{n: American English, American language, American} the English language as used in the United States

{n: American Falls} a part of Niagara Falls in western New York (north of Buffalo)

{n: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, AFL-CIO} the largest federation of North American labor unions; formed in 1955

{n: American Federation of Labor, AFL} a federation of North American labor unions that merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955

{n: American Indian Day} US: the 4th Friday in September

{n: American Labor Party} a former political party in the United States; formed in 1936 in New York when labor and liberals bolted the Democratic Party

{n: American Legion} the largest organization of United States war veterans

{n: American Party, Know-Nothing Party} a former political party in the United States; active in the 1850s to keep power out of the hands of immigrants and Roman Catholics

{n: American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, War of American Independence, American War of Independence} the revolution of the American colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783

{n: American Revolutionary leader} a nationalist leader in the American Revolution and in the creation of the United States

{n: American Samoa, Eastern Samoa, AS} a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa

{n: American Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire terrier, American pit bull terrier, pit bull terrier} American breed of muscular terriers with a short close-lying stiff coat

{n: American Standard Code for Information Interchange, ASCII} (computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers

{n: American Standard Version, American Revised Version} a revised version of the King James Version

{n: American Stock Exchange, AMEX, Curb} a stock exchange in New York

{n: American agave, Agave americana} widely cultivated American monocarpic plant with greenish-white flowers on a tall stalk; blooms only after ten to twenty years and then dies

{n: American alligator, Alligator mississipiensis} large alligator of the southeastern United States

{n: American angelica tree, devil's walking stick, Hercules'-club, Aralia spinosa} small deciduous clump-forming tree or shrub of eastern United States

{n: American arborvitae, northern white cedar, white cedar, Thuja occidentalis} small evergreen of eastern North America having tiny scalelike leaves on flattened branchlets

{n: American badger, Taxidea taxus} a variety of badger native to America

{n: American barberry, Berberis canadensis} deciduous shrub of eastern North America whose leaves turn scarlet in autumn and having racemes of yellow flowers followed by ellipsoid glossy red berries

{n: American basswood, American lime, Tilia americana} large American shade tree with large dark green leaves and rounded crown

{n: American beech, white beech, red beech, Fagus grandifolia, Fagus americana} North American forest tree with light green leaves and edible nuts

{n: American bison, American buffalo, buffalo, Bison bison} large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains

{n: American bittern, stake driver, Botaurus lentiginosus} a kind of bittern

{n: American black bear, black bear, Ursus americanus, Euarctos americanus} brown to black North American bear; smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear

{n: American bog asphodel, Narthecium americanum} of the eastern United States: New Jersey to South Carolina

{n: American bugbane, summer cohosh, Cimicifuga americana} bugbane of the eastern United States having erect racemes of white flowers

{n: American chameleon, anole, Anolis carolinensis} small arboreal tropical American insectivorous lizards with the ability to change skin color

{n: American chestnut, American sweet chestnut, Castanea dentata} large tree found from Maine to Alabama

{n: American cockroach, Periplaneta americana} large reddish brown free-flying cockroach originally from southern United States but now widely distributed

{n: American coot, marsh hen, mud hen, water hen, Fulica americana} a coot found in North America

{n: American copper, Lycaena hypophlaeas} common copper butterfly of central and eastern North America

{n: American crab apple, garland crab, Malus coronaria} medium-sized tree of the eastern United States having pink blossoms and small yellow fruit

{n: American cranberry, large cranberry, Vaccinium macrocarpon} trailing red-fruited plant

{n: American crayfish} common large crayfishes of eastern North America

{n: American crow, Corvus brachyrhyncos} common crow of North America

{n: American dewberry, Rubus canadensis} North American dewberry

{n: American dog violet, Viola conspersa} violet of eastern North America having pale violet to white flowers

{n: American egret, great white heron, Egretta albus} a common egret of the genus Egretta found in America; it is a variety of the Old World white egret Casmerodius albus

{n: American elder, black elderberry, sweet elder, Sambucus canadensis} common elder of central and eastern North America bearing purple-black berries; fruit used in wines and jellies

{n: American elm, white elm, water elm, rock elm, Ulmus americana} large ornamental tree with graceful gradually spreading branches common in eastern North America

{n: American feverfew, wild quinine, prairie dock, Parthenium integrifolium} stout perennial herb of the eastern United States with whitish flowers; leaves traditionally used by Catawba Indians to treat burns

{n: American flag, Stars and Stripes, Star-Spangled Banner, Old Glory} the national flag of the United States of America

{n: American fly honeysuckle, fly honeysuckle, Lonicera canadensis} erect deciduous North American shrub with yellow-white flowers

{n: American flying squirrel} New World flying squirrels

{n: American football, American football game} a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays

{n: American foxhound} an American breed of foxhounds used for hunting both in packs and individually

{n: American frogbit, Limnodium spongia} American plant with roundish heart-shaped or kidney-shaped leaves; usually rooted in muddy bottoms of ponds and ditches

{n: American gallinule, Porphyrula martinica} American purple gallinule

{n: American germander, wood sage, Teucrium canadense} subshrub with serrate leaves and cream to pink or purple flowers in spikelike racemes; North America

{n: American ginseng, sang, Panax quinquefolius} North American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng

{n: American green toad, Bufo debilis} small green or yellow-green toad with small black bars and stripes

{n: American hackberry, Celtis occidentalis} large deciduous shade tree of southern United States with small deep purple berries

{n: American harvest mouse, harvest mouse} any of several small greyish New World mice inhabiting e.g. grain fields

{n: American hazel, Corylus americana} nut-bearing shrub of eastern North America

{n: American holly, Christmas holly} an evergreen tree

{n: American hop, Humulus americanus} native American plant sometimes confused with the European hop

{n: American hornbeam, Carpinus caroliniana} tree or large shrub with grey bark and blue-green leaves that turn red-orange in autumn

{n: American lady crab, lady crab, calico crab, Ovalipes ocellatus} brightly spotted crab of sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast of the United States

{n: American larch, tamarack, black larch, Larix laricina} medium-sized larch of Canada and northern United States including Alaska having a broad conic crown and rust-brown scaly bark

{n: American lobster, Northern lobster, Maine lobster, Homarus americanus} lobster of Atlantic coast of America

{n: American lobster, Northern lobster, Maine lobster} flesh of cold-water lobsters having large tender claws; caught from Maine to the Carolinas

{n: American magpie, Pica pica hudsonia} a magpie of Rocky Mountains in North America

{n: American maidenhair fern, five-fingered maidenhair fern, Adiantum pedatum} hardy palmately branched North American fern with divergent recurved branches borne on lustrous dark reddish stipes

{n: American marten, American sable, Martes americana} valued for its fur

{n: American mastodon, American mastodont, Mammut americanum} mastodon of North America; in some classifications considered a mammoth rather than a mastodon

{n: American merganser, Mergus merganser americanus} common North American diving duck considered a variety of the European goosander

{n: American mink, Mustela vison} usually rich dark brown

{n: American mistletoe, Arceuthobium pusillum} small herb with scalelike leaves on reddish-brown stems and berrylike fruits; parasitic on spruce and larch trees

{n: American mistletoe, Phoradendron serotinum, Phoradendron flavescens} the traditional mistletoe of Christmas in America: grows on deciduous trees and can severely weaken the host plant

{n: American mountain ash, Sorbus americana} a variety of mountain ash

{n: American oil palm, Elaeis oleifera} palm of Central and South America

{n: American organ} a free-reed instrument in which air is drawn in through reeds by suction bellows

{n: American parasol, Lepiota americana} an agaric with a pallid cap and a stalk that is enlarged near the base

{n: American pasqueflower, Eastern pasque flower, wild crocus, lion's beard, prairie anemone, blue tulip, American pulsatilla, Pulsatilla patens, Anemone ludoviciana} short hairy perennial with early spring blue-violet or lilac flowers; North America and Siberia

{n: American persimmon, possumwood, Diospyros virginiana} medium-sized tree of dry woodlands in the southern and eastern United States bearing yellow or orange very astringent fruit that is edible when fully ripe

{n: American plaice, Hippoglossoides platessoides} large American food fish

{n: American plan} a hotel plan that includes three meals daily

{n: American quaking aspen, American aspen, Populus tremuloides} slender aspen native to North America

{n: American raspberry, Rubus strigosus, Rubus idaeus strigosus} red raspberry of North America

{n: American rattlebox, Crotalaria sagitallis} tropical American annual herb having an inflated pod in which the ripe seeds rattle

{n: American red elder, red-berried elder, stinking elder, Sambucus pubens} common North American shrub or small tree

{n: American red plum, August plum, goose plum, Prunus americana} wild plum trees of eastern and central North America having red-orange fruit with yellow flesh

{n: American red squirrel, spruce squirrel, red squirrel, Sciurus hudsonicus, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus} of northern United States and Canada

{n: American redstart, redstart, Setophaga ruticilla} flycatching warbler of eastern North America the male having bright orange on sides and wings and tail

{n: American rock brake, American parsley fern, Cryptogramma acrostichoides} rock-inhabiting fern of northern North America growing in massive tufts and having fronds resembling parsley

{n: American saddle horse} a high-stepping horse originating in Kentucky

{n: American shrew mole, Neurotrichus gibbsii} greyish-black shrew mole of the United States and Canada

{n: American smelt, rainbow smelt} common smelt of eastern North America and Alaska

{n: American smokewood, chittamwood, Cotinus americanus, Cotinus obovatus} shrubby tree of southern United States having large plumes of feathery flowers resembling puffs of smoke

{n: American smooth dogfish, Mustelus canis} found along the Atlantic coast of the Americas

{n: American spikenard, petty morel, life-of-man, Aralia racemosa} unarmed woody rhizomatous perennial plant distinguished from wild sarsaparilla by more aromatic roots and panicled umbels; southeastern North America to Mexico

{n: American star grass, Hypoxis hirsuta} perennial star grass of North America

{n: American state} one of the 50 states of the United States

{n: American sycamore, American plane, buttonwood, Platanus occidentalis} very large spreading plane tree of eastern and central North America to Mexico

{n: American toad, Bufo americanus} common toad of America

{n: American turkey oak, turkey oak, Quercus laevis} small slow-growing deciduous shrubby tree of dry sandy barrens of southeastern United States having leaves with bristle-tipped lobes resembling turkey's toes

{n: American twinflower, Linnaea borealis americana} similar to the twinflower of northern Europe and Asia

{n: American water ouzel, Cinclus mexicanus} a water ouzel of western North America

{n: American water shrew, Sorex palustris} water shrew of North America

{n: American water spaniel} breed of medium-sized spaniels originating in America having chocolate or liver-colored curly coat

{n: American watercress, mountain watercress, Cardamine rotundifolia} mat-forming perennial found in cold springs of the eastern United States

{n: American white birch, paper birch, paperbark birch, canoe birch, Betula cordifolia, Betula papyrifera} small American birch with peeling white bark often worked into e.g. baskets or toy canoes

{n: American white oak, Quercus alba} large slow-growing deciduous tree of the eastern United States having stout spreading branches and leaves with usually 7 rounded lobes; yields strong and durable hard wood

{n: American white pine, eastern white pine, weymouth pine, Pinus strobus} tall-growing pine of eastern North America; bark is brown with longitudinal fissures when mature; valued as a timber tree

{n: American widgeon, baldpate, Anas americana} a widgeon the male of which has a white crown

{n: American wistaria, American wisteria, Wisteria frutescens} an eastern United States native resembling the cultivated Japanese wisteria having pale purple-lilac flowers

{n: American woodcock, woodcock snipe, Philohela minor} small long-billed woodcock; prized as a game bird

{n: American wormseed, Mexican tea, Spanish tea, wormseed, Chenopodium ambrosioides} rank-smelling tropical American pigweed

{n: Americana} any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America

{n: Americanism} a custom that is peculiar to the United States or its citizens

{n: Americanism} an expression that is characteristic of English as spoken by Americans

{n: Americanism} loyalty to the USA and its institutions

{n: Americanization, Americanisation} assimilation into American culture

{n: American} a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country

{n: American} a native or inhabitant of the United States

{n: America} North America and South America and Central America

{n: Amerind, Amerindian language, American-Indian language, American Indian, Indian} any of the languages spoken by Amerindians

{n: Amerindian, Native American} any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived

{n: Amhara} a member of the Semitic speaking people of northern Ethiopia

{n: Amharic, Ethiopian language} the dominant and official language of Ethiopia; a Semitic language much influenced by the Cushitic language with which Amhara have been in close contact

{n: Amia, genus Amia} type genus of the Amiidae

{n: Amianthum, genus Amianthum} one species: fly poison; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae

{n: Amiidae, family Amiidae} only the bowfins

{n: Amish sect} an orthodox Anabaptist sect separated from the Mennonites in late 17th century; settled chiefly in southeastern Pennsylvania

{n: Amish} an American follower of the Mennonite religion

{n: Amman, capital of Jordan} the capital and largest city of Jordan

{n: Ammodytes, genus Ammodytes} type genus of the Ammodytidae

{n: Ammodytidae, family Ammodytidae} sand lances

{n: Ammotragus, genus Ammotragus} genus of wild sheep

{n: Amniota} higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals) possessing an amnion during development

{n: Amoebida, order Amoebida, Amoebina, order Amoebina} the animal order including amoebas

{n: Amontillado} pale medium-dry sherry from Spain

{n: Amos, Book of Amos} an Old Testament book telling Amos's prophecies

{n: Amos} a Hebrew shepherd and minor prophet

{n: Amphibolips, genus Amphibolips} cynipid gall wasps, especially causing oak-apple galls

{n: Amphicarpaea, genus Amphicarpaea, Amphicarpa, genus Amphicarpa} very small genus of twining vines of North America and Asia: hog peanut

{n: Amphineura, subclass Amphineura} a class of Gastropoda

{n: Amphioxidae, family Amphioxidae, Branchiostomidae, family Branchiostomidae} lancelets

{n: Amphipoda, order Amphipoda} small flat-bodied semiterrestrial crustaceans: whale lice; sand-hoppers; skeleton shrimp

{n: Amphiprion, genus Amphiprion} damsel fishes

{n: Amphisbaena, genus Amphisbaena, Amphisbaenia, genus Amphisbaenia} type genus of the Amphisbaenidae

{n: Amphisbaenidae, family Amphisbaenidae} worm lizards

{n: Amphiumidae, family Amphiumidae} congo snakes

{n: Amsinckia, genus Amsinckia} rough annual herbs of Europe and the Americas: fiddlenecks

{n: Amsonia, genus Amsonia} genus of herbs and subshrubs with milky juice and showy bluish flowers; Europe to Asia Minor to Japan and North America

{n: Amsterdam, Dutch capital, capital of The Netherlands} an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum

{n: Amundsen, Roald Amundsen} Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)

{n: Amur privet, Ligustrum amurense} eastern Asian shrub cultivated especially for its persistent foliage

{n: Amur, Amur River, Heilong Jiang, Heilong} an Asian river between China and Russia; flows into the Sea of Okhotsk

{n: Amygdalaceae, family Amygdalaceae} used in former classifications for plum and peach and almond trees which are now usually classified as members of the genus Prunus

{n: Amygdalus, genus Amygdalus} used in former classifications for peach and almond trees which are now included in genus Prunus

{n: Anabantidae, family Anabantidae} small freshwater spiny-finned fishes of Africa and southern Asia

{n: Anabaptism} belief in: the primacy of the Bible; baptism of believers not infants; complete separation of church and state

{n: Anabaptist denomination} a Protestant sect denying infant baptism and baptising only believers

{n: Anabaptist} adherent of Anabaptism

{n: Anabas, genus Anabas} the type genus of the family Anabantidae; small fish that resemble perch

{n: Anabrus, genus Anabrus} a genus of Tettigoniidae

{n: Anacanthini, order Anacanthini} at least partially equivalent to the order Gadiformes in some classifications

{n: Anacardiaceae, family Anacardiaceae, sumac family} the cashew family; trees and shrubs and vines having resinous (sometimes poisonous) juice; includes cashew and mango and pistachio and poison ivy and sumac

{n: Anacardium, genus Anacardium} type genus of the Anacardiaceae: cashew

{n: Anacyclus, genus Anacyclus} Spanish pellitory

{n: Anadenanthera colubrina, Piptadenia macrocarpa} Brazilian shrub having twice-pinnate leaves and small spicate flowers followed by flat or irregularly torulose pods; sometimes placed in genus Piptadenia

{n: Anadenanthera, genus Anadenanthera} 2 species of tropical American shrubs or trees

{n: Anagallis, genus Anagallis} chiefly Old World herbs

{n: Anagasta, genus Anagasta} moth whose larvae are flour moths

{n: Anagyris, genus Anagyris} very small genus of shrubs of southern Europe having backward curving seed pods

{n: Anaheim} a city in southern California (southeast of Los Angeles); site of Disneyland

{n: Ananas, genus Ananas} a genus of tropical American plants have sword-shaped leaves and a fleshy compound fruits composed of the fruits of several flowers (such as pineapples)

{n: Ananias} a habitual liar (after a New Testament character who was struck dead for lying)

{n: Anaphalis, genus Anaphalis} genus of herbs of north temperate regions having hoary leaves: pearly everlasting

{n: Anapsida, subclass Anapsida} oldest known reptiles: turtles; extinct Permian forms

{n: Anarhichadidae, family Anarhichadidae} wolffishes

{n: Anarhichas, genus Anarhichas} type genus of the Anarhichadidae

{n: Anas, genus Anas} type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks

{n: Anasa, genus Anasa} squash bugs

{n: Anasazi} a Native American who lived in what is now southern Colorado and Utah and northern Arizona and New Mexico and who built cliff dwellings

{n: Anaspida, order Anaspida} extinct order of jawless vertebrates

{n: Anastatica, genus Anastatica} one species: rose of Jericho; resurrection plant

{n: Anastomus, genus Anastomus} openbills

{n: Anatidae, family Anatidae} swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks

{n: Anatolian, Anatolian language} an extinct branch of the Indo-European family of languages known from inscriptions and important in the reconstruction of Proto-Indo European

{n: Anaxagoras} a presocratic Athenian philosopher who maintained that everything is composed of very small particles that were arranged by some eternal intelligence (500-428 BC)

{n: Anaximander} a presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects (611-547 BC)

{n: Anaximenes} a presocratic Greek philosopher and associate of Anaximander who believed that all things are made of air in different degrees of density (6th century BC)

{n: Ana} mother of the ancient Irish gods; sometimes identified with Danu

{n: Anchorage} a city in south central Alaska
"Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska"

{n: Ancient Greek} the Greek language prior to the Roman Empire

{n: Ancohuma} a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (20,960 feet high)

{n: Ancylidae, family Ancylidae} freshwater gastropod

{n: Ancylostomatidae, family Ancylostomatidae} hookworms

{n: Ancylus, genus Ancylus} type genus of the family Ancylidae: river limpet

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

{n: Andaman Sea} part of the Bay of Bengal west of the Malay Peninsula

{n: Andean condor, Vultur gryphus} large vulture of the high Andes having black plumage and white neck ruff

{n: Andersen, Hans Christian Andersen} a Danish author remembered for his fairy stories (1805-1875)

{n: Anderson, Carl Anderson, Carl David Anderson} United States physicist who discovered antimatter in the form of an antielectron that is called the positron (1905-1991)

{n: Anderson, Marian Anderson} United States contralto noted for her performance of spirituals (1902-1993)

{n: Anderson, Maxwell Anderson} United States dramatist (1888-1959)

{n: Anderson, Philip Anderson, Philip Warren Anderson, Phil Anderson} United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-)

{n: Anderson, Sherwood Anderson} United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)

{n: Andes} a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast

{n: Andhra Pradesh} a state of southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal

{n: Andira, genus Andira} small genus of evergreen trees of tropical America and western Africa

{n: Andorra, Principality of Andorra} a small republic in the eastern Pyrenees between Spain and France

{n: Andorran} a native or inhabitant of Andorra

{n: Andreaea, genus Andreaea} brown or blackish Alpine mosses having a dehiscent capsule with 4 longitudinal slits

{n: Andreaeales, order Andreaeales} comprises a single genus: Andreaea

{n: Andrenidae, family Andrenidae} a large family of solitary short-tongued bees most of which burrow in the ground

{n: Andrew, Saint Andrew, St. Andrew, Saint Andrew the Apostle} (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland

{n: Andrews, Roy Chapman Andrews} United States naturalist who contributed to paleontology and geology (1884-1960)

{n: Andricus, genus Andricus} cynipid gall wasps, chiefly affecting oaks

{n: Andromeda galaxy} a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Andromeda that is visible to the naked eye

{n: Andromeda} (Greek mythology) an Ethiopian princess and daughter of Cassiopeia; she was fastened to a rock and exposed to a sea monster that was sent by Poseidon, but she was rescued by Perseus and became his wife

{n: Andromeda} a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cassiopeia and Pegasus; contains the Andromeda galaxy

{n: Andropogon, genus Andropogon} tall annual or perennial grasses with spikelike racemes; warm regions

{n: Andvari} (Norse mythology) a dwarf who possessed a treasure that was stolen by Loki

{n: Aneides, genus Aneides} climbing salamanders

{n: Anemia, genus Anemia} genus of terrestrial or lithophytic ferns having pinnatifid fronds; chiefly of tropical America

{n: Anemonella, genus Anemonella} one species: rue anemone

{n: Anemopsis, genus Anemopsis} one species: yerba mansa

{n: Anethum, genus Anethum} dill

{n: Angara, Angara River, Tunguska, Upper Tunguska} a river in southeastern Siberia that flows northwest from Lake Baikal to become a tributary of the Yenisei River

{n: Angas} a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa

{n: Angel, Angel Falls} the highest waterfall; has more than one leap; flow varies seasonally

{n: Angelus} a prayer said 3 times a day by Roman Catholics in memory of the Annunciation

{n: Angevin, Angevine} a resident of Anjou

{n: Angiospermae, class Angiospermae, Magnoliophyta, division Magnoliophyta, Anthophyta, division Anthophyta} comprising flowering plants that produce seeds enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Angiospermae) and in others a division (Magnoliophyta or Anthophyta)

{n: Anglesey, Anglesey Island, Anglesea, Anglesea Island, Mona} an island northwest of Wales

{n: Angle} a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons

{n: Anglian} one of the major dialects of Old English

{n: Anglia} the Latin name for England

{n: Anglican Catholic} a member of the Anglican Church who emphasizes its Catholic character

{n: Anglican Church, Anglican Communion, Church of England} the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head

{n: Anglicanism} the faith and doctrine and practice of the Anglican Church

{n: Anglican} a Protestant who is a follower of Anglicanism
<-> Nonconformist

{n: Anglicism, Briticism, Britishism} an expression that is limited to English as spoken by Englishmen (especially as contrasted with American English)

{n: Anglicism, Britishism} a custom that is peculiar to England or its citizens

{n: Anglicization, Anglicisation} the act of anglicizing; making English in appearance

{n: Anglo-American} an American who was born in England or whose ancestors were English

{n: Anglo-Catholicism, High Anglicanism} a doctrine and practice within the Church of England emphasizing the Catholic tradition

{n: Anglo-French, Anglo-Norman} the French (Norman) language used in medieval England

{n: Anglo-Indian} a person of English citizenship born or living in India

{n: Anglo-Saxon deity} (Anglo-Saxon mythology) a deity worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons

{n: Anglo-Saxon} a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman conquest

{n: Anglo-Saxon} a person of Anglo-Saxon (especially British) descent whose native tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced by English culture as in WASP for `White Anglo-Saxon Protestant'
"in the ninth century the Vikings began raiding the Anglo-Saxons in Britain"
"his ancestors were not just British, they were Anglo-Saxons"

{n: Anglomania} an excessive enthusiasm for all things English

{n: Anglophilia} admiration for England and English customs
<-> Anglophobia

{n: Anglophobia} dislike (or fear) of England and English customs
<-> Anglophilia

{n: Angola, Republic of Angola} a republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990

{n: Angolan monetary unit} monetary unit in Angola

{n: Angolan} a native or inhabitant of Angola

{n: Angolese} a member of the Bantu tribes resident in Angola

{n: Angora, Angora cat} a long-haired breed of cat similar to the Persian cat

{n: Angora, Angora goat} a domestic breed of goat raised for its long silky hair which is the true mohair

{n: Angora, Angora rabbit} domestic breed of rabbit with long white silky hair

{n: Angostura Bridge} a suspension bridge across the Orinoco River at Cuidad Bolivar

{n: Angst} an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety about the world or about personal freedom

{n: Anguidae, family Anguidae} alligator lizards

{n: Anguilla, genus Anguilla} type genus of the Anguillidae: eels

{n: Anguillan} a native or inhabitant of the island of Anguilla in the West Indies

{n: Anguilla} a British colony in the West Indies

{n: Anguillidae, family Anguillidae} eels that live in fresh water as adults but return to the sea to spawn

{n: Anguilliformes, order Anguilliformes, order Apodes} elongate fishes with pelvic fins and girdle absent or reduced

{n: Anguillula, genus Anguillula, Turbatrix, genus Turbatrix} a genus of Cephalobidae

{n: Anguis, genus Anguis} type genus of the Anguidae: blindworms

{n: Angus Og, Aengus, Oengus, Angus} Celtic god of love and beauty; patron deity of young men and women

{n: Anhima, genus Anhima} type genus of the Anhimidae; horned screamers

{n: Anhimidae, family Anhimidae} screamers

{n: Anhingidae, family Anhingidae} snakebirds

{n: Anigozanthus, genus Anigozanthus} genus of monocotyledonous plants with curious woolly flowers on sturdy stems above a fan of sword-shaped leaves; includes kangaroo's paw and Australian sword lily; sometimes placed in family Amaryllidaceae

{n: Animalia, kingdom Animalia, animal kingdom} taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals

{n: Anisoptera, suborder Anisoptera} dragonflies

{n: Anisotremus, genus Anisotremus} a genus of Haemulidae

{n: Anjou} a former province of western France in the Loire valley

{n: Ankara, Turkish capital, capital of Turkey, Angora} the capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats

{n: Ann Arbor} a city in southern Michigan near Detroit; site of the University of Michigan

{n: Annaba} a port city of northeastern Algeria near the Tunisian border

{n: Annapolis, capital of Maryland} state capital of Maryland; site of the United States Naval Academy

{n: Annapurna, Anapurna} a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (26,500 feet high)

{n: Annelida, phylum Annelida} segmented worms: earthworms; lugworms; leeches

{n: Anne} Queen of England and Scotland and Ireland; daughter if James II and the last of the Stuart monarchs; in 1707 she was the last English ruler to exercise the royal veto over parliament (1665-1714)

{n: Anniellidae, family Anniellidae} legless lizards

{n: Annona, genus Annona} type genus of the Annonaceae; tropical American trees or shrubs

{n: Annonaceae, family Annonaceae, custard-apple family} chiefly tropical trees or shrubs

{n: Annunciation, Lady Day, Annunciation Day, March 25} a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

{n: Annunciation} (Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ

{n: Annwfn, Annwn} (Welsh mythology) the other world; land of fairies

{n: Anobiidae, family Anobiidae} deathwatch beetles

{n: Anodonta, genus Anodonta} thin-shelled freshwater mussels

{n: Anoectochilus, genus Anoectochilus} genus of delicate Asiatic orchids

{n: Anogramma, genus Anogramma} a genus of ferns belonging to the family Pteridaceae

{n: Anolis, genus Anolis} New World chameleons

{n: Anomala, genus Anomala} genus of beetles whose grubs feed mainly on roots of plants; includes several pests of cultivated grasses

{n: Anomalopidae, family Anomalopidae} a family of fish including: flashlight fishes

{n: Anomia, genus Anomia} type genus of the family Anomiidae: saddle oysters

{n: Anomiidae, family Anomiidae} saddle oysters

{n: Anopheles, genus Anopheles} malaria mosquitoes; distinguished by the adult's head-downward stance and absence of breathing tubes in the larvae

{n: Anoplura, order Anoplura} sucking lice

{n: Anostraca, order Anostraca} small aquatic crustaceans lacking a carapace: fairy shrimps; brine shrimps

{n: Anouilh, Jean Anouilh} French dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987)

{n: Ansar al Islam, Ansar al-Islam, Supporters of Islam} a radical Islamic group of terrorists in the Iraqi part of Kurdistan who oppose an independent secular nation as advocated by the United States; some members fought with the Taliban and al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan; said to receive financial support from Saddam Hussein

{n: Anselm, Saint Anselm, St. Anselm} an Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God

{n: Anser, genus Anser} typical geese

{n: Anseres, suborder Anseres} used in some especially older classifications; coextensive with the family Anatidae

{n: Anseriformes, order Anseriformes} ducks; geese; swans; screamers

{n: Anserinae, subfamily Anserinae} used in some classifications for the swans

{n: Anshar} the Babylonian father of the gods; identified with Assyrian Ashur; in Sumerian the name signifies `the totality of the upper world'

{n: Antalya, Adalia} a port city in southwestern Turkey on the Gulf of Antalya

{n: Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar} the capital and largest city of Madagascar

{n: Antarctic Circle} a line of latitude north of the south pole

{n: Antarctic Ocean} the southern waters surrounding Antarctica

{n: Antarctic Peninsula, Palmer Peninsula} a large peninsula of Antarctica that extends some 1200 miles north toward South America; separates the Weddell Sea from the South Pacific

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

{n: Antarctica, Antarctic continent} an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep
"Antarctica is twice the size of Australia"

{n: Antares} the brightest star in Scorpius

{n: Antedon, genus Antedon} a genus of echinoderms of the family Antedonidae

{n: Antedonidae, family Antedonidae} feather stars

{n: Antennaria, genus Antennaria} small woolly perennial herbs having small whitish discoid flowers surrounded by a ring of club-shaped bristles

{n: Antennariidae, family Antennariidae} frogfishes; tropical spiny-finned marine fishes having large nearly vertical mouths; related to toadfishes and anglers

{n: Anthemis, genus Anthemis} dog fennel

{n: Antheraea, genus Antheraea} large moths whose larvae produce silk of high quality

{n: Anthericum, genus Anthericum} genus of Old World (mainly African) perennial herbs; sometimes placed in family Asphodelaceae

{n: Antheropeas, genus Antheropeas} small genus of North American herbs often included in genus Eriophyllum

{n: Anthidium, genus Anthidium} potter bees

{n: Anthoceropsida, class Anthoceropsida} hornworts: in some classification systems included in the class Hepaticopsida

{n: Anthoceros, genus Anthoceros} hornworts

{n: Anthocerotaceae, family Anthocerotaceae} hornworts

{n: Anthocerotales, order Anthocerotales} hornworts; liverworts having a thalloid gametophyte; in some classification systems included in the class Hepaticopsida

{n: Anthonomus, genus Anthonomus} weevils destructive of cultivated plants

{n: Anthony, Susan Anthony, Susan B. Anthony, Susan Brownell Anthony} United States suffragist (1820-1906)

{n: Anthozoa, class Anthozoa, Actinozoa, class Actinozoa} no alternation of generations the medusoid phase being entirely suppressed: sea anemones; corals

{n: Anthriscus, genus Anthriscus} chervil: of Europe, North Africa and Asia

{n: Anthropoidea, suborder Anthropoidea} monkeys; apes; hominids

{n: Anthus, genus Anthus} pipits

{n: Anthyllis, genus Anthyllis} genus of Mediterranean herbs and shrubs

{n: Anti-Masonic Party} a former political party in the United States; founded in 1825 in opposition to Freemasonry in public affairs

{n: Antichrist} (Christianity) the adversary of Christ (or Christianity) mentioned in the New Testament; the Antichrist will rule the world until overthrown by the Second Coming of Christ

{n: Antidorcas, genus Antidorcas} springboks

{n: Antido} an artificial language related to Ido

{n: Antigone} (Greek mythology) the daughter of King Oedipus who disobeyed her father and was condemned to death

{n: Antigonia, genus Antigonia} a genus of fish in the family Caproidae

{n: Antigonus, Antigonus Cyclops, Monophthalmos} a general of Alexander the Great and king of Macedonia; lost one eye; killed in a battle at Ipsus (382-301 BC)

{n: Antigua and Barbuda} a country in the northern Leeward Islands

{n: Antiguan} a native or inhabitant of Antigua

{n: Antigua} the largest of the islands comprising Antigua and Barbuda

{n: Antilles} a group of islands in the West Indies

{n: Antilocapra, genus Antilocapra} type and sole genus of the Antilocapridae comprising one species

{n: Antilocapridae, family Antilocapridae} comprising only the pronghorns

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