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{adj: Pacific} relating to or bordering the Pacific Ocean
"Pacific islands"



{adj: desperate, heroic} showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
"made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"
"the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall
"they took heroic measures to save his life"

{adj: pacific, peaceable} disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature
"the pacific temper seeks to settle disputes on grounds of justice rather than by force"
"a quiet and peaceable person"
"in a peaceable and orderly manner"

{adj: pacific} promoting peace
"the result of this pacific policy was that no troops were called up"

{adj: taboo, tabu} forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands

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

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

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

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

{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: Antofagasta} a port city on the Pacific in northern Chile

{n: Arafura Sea} a part of the western Pacific Ocean north of Australia and south of New Guinea and the eastern islands of Indonesia

{n: Armillaria ponderosa, white matsutake} a large white mushroom that develops brown stains as it ages; gills are white; odor is spicy and aromatic; collected commercially for oriental cooking the Pacific Northwest

{n: Asian crocodile, Crocodylus porosus} estuarine crocodile of eastern Asia and Pacific islands

{n: Atacama Trench} a depression the floor of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile

{n: Australasia} Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the South Pacific

{n: Australia} the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean

{n: Austronesia} islands of central and South Pacific (Indonesia and Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia)

{n: Balboa, Vasco Nunez de Balboa} Spanish explorer who in 1513 crossed the Isthmus of Darien and became the first European to see the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean (1475-1519)

{n: Banks, Sir Joseph Banks} English botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1743-1820)

{n: Bering Sea} part of the North Pacific between Alaska and Siberia; connected to the Arctic Ocean by the Bering Strait

{n: Bering, Vitus Bering, Behring, Vitus Behring} Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)

{n: Bismarck Archipelago} a group of islands in the southwestern Pacific northeast of New Guinea; part of Papua New Guinea

{n: Bismarck Sea} an arm of the South Pacific southwest of the Bismarck Archipelago

{n: Borneo, Kalimantan} 3rd largest island in the world; in the western Pacific north of Java; largely covered by dense jungle and rain forest; part of the Malay Archipelago

{n: Bougainville Trench} a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean between New Guinea and the Solomon Islands

{n: Brisbane} capital and largest city of Queensland state; located in the southeastern corner of Queensland on the Pacific; settled by British as a penal colony; 3rd largest city in Australia

{n: California black oak, Quercus kelloggii} large deciduous tree of the Pacific coast having deeply parted bristle-tipped leaves

{n: California box elder, Acer negundo Californicum} maple of the Pacific coast of the United States; fruits are white when mature

{n: California laurel, California bay tree, Oregon myrtle, pepperwood, spice tree, sassafras laurel, California olive, mountain laurel, Umbellularia californica} Pacific coast tree having aromatic foliage and small umbellate flowers followed by olivelike fruit; yields a hard tough wood

{n: California poppy, Eschscholtzia californica} of Pacific coast of North America; widely cultivated for its yellow to red flowers

{n: California, Golden State, CA, Calif.} a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes

{n: Chile bonito, Chilean bonito, Sarda chiliensis} common bonito of Pacific coast of the Americas; its dark oily flesh cans well

{n: Chile, Republic of Chile} a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast

{n: Coast Range, Coast Mountains} a string of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America from southeastern Alaska to Lower California

{n: Codiaeum, genus Codiaeum} evergreen tropical trees and shrubs with thick and colorful leathery leaves; Malaya and Pacific islands

{n: Colombia, Republic of Colombia} a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language

{n: Columbia, Columbia River} a North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific; known for its salmon runs in the spring

{n: Coniogramme, genus Coniogramme} terrestrial ferns of Pacific islands and Asia

{n: Cook, James Cook, Captain Cook, Captain James Cook} English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)

{n: Coral Sea} an arm of the South Pacific northeast of Australia

{n: Cordyline, genus Cordyline} Asiatic and Pacific trees or shrubs; fragments of the trunk will regrow to form whole plants

{n: Diplopterygium, genus Diplopterygium} scandent thicket-forming ferns of Asia to western Pacific

{n: Dungeness crab, Cancer magister} small edible crab of Pacific coast of North America

{n: Dungeness crab} small Pacific coast crab

{n: Earhart, Amelia Earhart} first woman aviator to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic (1928); while attempting to fly around the world she disappeared over the Pacific (1898-1937)

{n: East China Sea} part of the Pacific Ocean near eastern Asia

{n: El Salvador, Republic of El Salvador, Salvador} a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America

{n: English sole, lemon sole, Parophrys vitulus} popular pale brown food flatfish of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: Epipremnum, genus Epipremnum} small genus of evergreen lianas of southeastern Asia to western Pacific areas

{n: Eureka} a town in northwest California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean

{n: Fiji Islands, Fijis} a group of more than 800 islands (100 inhabited) in the southwestern Pacific; larger islands (Viti Levu and Vanua Levu) are of volcanic origin surrounded by coral reefs; smaller islands are coral

{n: French Polynesia, French Oceania} a French overseas possession in the South Pacific

{n: Galapagos Islands, Galapagos} a group of islands in the Pacific off South America; owned by Ecuador; known for unusual animal life

{n: Gambier Islands} a group of islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia

{n: Gauguin, Paul Gauguin} French Post-impressionist painter who worked in the South Pacific (1848-1903)

{n: Genghis Khan, Jinghis Khan, Jenghiz Khan, Temujin} Mongolian emperor whose empire stretched from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean (1162-1227)

{n: Golden Gate} a strait in western California that connects the San Francisco Bay with the Pacific Ocean; discovered in 1579 by Sir Francis Drake

{n: Guadalcanal, Battle of Guadalcanal} a battle in World War II in the Pacific (1942-1943); the island was occupied by the Japanese and later recaptured by American forces

{n: Guadalupe Island} a Mexican island in the Pacific west of Baja California

{n: Gulf of Alaska} a gulf of the Pacific Ocean between the Alaska Peninsula and the Alexander Archipelago

{n: Gulf of Tehuantepec} an arm of the Pacific in southern Mexico

{n: Gymnopilus ventricosus} a giant fungus of the Pacific Northwest; has a very thick stalk and the cortina leaves a ring high up on the stalk

{n: Haida} a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians who lived on the Pacific coast of British Columbia and southwestern Alaska

{n: Haminoea, genus Haminoea} common genus of marine bubble shells of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: Hawaii, Hawai'i, Aloha State, HI} a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands

{n: Hawaiian Islands, Sandwich Islands} a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific

{n: Honshu, Hondo} the central and largest of the four main islands of Japan; between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean; regarded as the Japanese mainland

{n: Hulsea, genus Hulsea} small genus of erect balsam-scented herbs; Pacific coast of the northwestern United States

{n: Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia, Dutch East Indies} a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions

{n: Inland Sea} an arm of the Pacific Ocean in southern Japan; surrounded by the islands of Honshu and Shikoku and Kyushu and linked to the Sea of Japan by a narrow channel; the chief port is Hiroshima

{n: Japan Trench} a depression in the floor of the Pacific Ocean northeast of Japan that reaches depths of 30,000 feet

{n: Japan current, Kuroshio current, Kuroshio} a warm ocean current that flows northeastwardly off the coast of Japan into the northern Pacific ocean

{n: Japan, Japanese Islands, Japanese Archipelago} a string of more than 3,000 islands east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean

{n: Japanese oyster, Ostrea gigas} a large oyster native to Japan and introduced along the Pacific coast of the United States; a candidate for introduction in Chesapeake Bay

{n: Kamchatkan sea eagle, Stellar's sea eagle, Haliaeetus pelagicus} found on coasts of the northwestern Pacific

{n: Kiribati, Republic of Kiribati} an island republic in the west central Pacific just south of the equator

{n: Klamath, Klamath River} a river flowing southwest from Oregon through northern California to the Pacific Ocean

{n: Kwajalein} an amphibious assault in the Pacific in World War II (January 1944); American forces landed and captured a Japanese air base

{n: Lasthenia, genus Lasthenia} small genus of herbs of Pacific coast of North and South America

{n: Long Beach} a city in southern California located on 8.5 miles of Pacific beachfront; was a resort until oil was discovered in 1921

{n: MacArthur, Douglas MacArthur} United States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II; he accepted the surrender of Japan (1880-1964)

{n: Malay Archipelago, East Indies, East India} a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans between Asia and Australia

{n: Malayo-Polynesian, Polynesian} the branch of the Austronesian languages spoken from Madagascar to the central Pacific

{n: Marquesas Islands, Iles Marquises} a group of volcanic islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia

{n: Mazatlan} a port city in western Mexico on the Pacific Ocean; tourist center

{n: Monterey Bay} an inlet of the Pacific Ocean in western California

{n: Nauru, Nauru Island, Pleasant Island} a small island in the central Pacific Ocean 2,800 miles southwest of Hawaii; in Micronesia west of the Gilbert Islands

{n: New Guinea, Papua} a Pacific island north of Australia; the 2nd largest island in the world; governed by Australia and Indonesia

{n: New Zealand, New Zealand Islands} North Island and South Island and adjacent small islands in the South Pacific

{n: Nez Perce} a member of a tribe of the Shahaptian people living on the pacific coast

{n: Nimitz, Chester Nimitz, Chester William Nimitz, Admiral Nimitz} United States admiral of the Pacific fleet during World War II who used aircraft carriers to destroy the Japanese navy (1885-1966)

{n: Norfolk Island} an island territory of Australia in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Australia; formerly a British penal colony

{n: North Equatorial Current} an equatorial current that flows west across the Pacific just north of the equator

{n: North Pacific} that part of the Pacific Ocean north of the equator

{n: Northwest Passage} a water route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean along the northern coast of North America; Europeans since the 16th century had searched for a short route to the Far East before it was successfully traversed by Roald Amundsen (1903-1906)

{n: Oceania, Oceanica} a large group of islands in the south Pacific including Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia (and sometimes Australasia and the Malay Archipelago)

{n: Okinawa, Okinawa campaign} a campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April to June 1945); in savage close-quarter fighting United States marines and regular army troops took the island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory of the Pacific campaign for the Americans

{n: Oncorhynchus, genus Oncorhynchus} Pacific salmon including sockeye salmon; chinook salmon; chum salmon; coho salmon

{n: Oregon grape, Oregon holly grape, hollygrape, mountain grape, holly-leaves barberry, Mahonia aquifolium} ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berries

{n: Oregon, Beaver State, OR} a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific

{n: Osaka Bay} a bay of the western Pacific in southern Honshu

{n: Pacific Coast} a coast of the Pacific Ocean

{n: Pacific Northwest} a region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia

{n: Pacific Time, Pacific Standard Time, PST} standard time in the 8th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 120th meridian west; used in far western states of the United States

{n: Pacific bonito, Sarda lineolata} probably a northern strain of Chile bonito

{n: Pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops gilli} a bottlenose dolphin found in the Pacific Ocean

{n: Pacific cod, Alaska cod, Gadus macrocephalus} closely related to Atlantic cod

{n: Pacific giant salamander, Dicamptodon ensatus} large (to 7 inches) salamander of western North America

{n: Pacific halibut, Hippoglossus stenolepsis} a righteye flounder found in the Pacific

{n: Pacific herring, Clupea harengus pallasii} important food fish of the northern Pacific

{n: Pacific newt} any of several rough-skinned newts found in western North America

{n: Pacific ridley, olive ridley, Lepidochelys olivacea} olive-colored sea turtle of tropical Pacific and Indian and the southern Atlantic oceans

{n: Pacific sardine, Sardinops caerulea} small pilchards common off the pacific coast of North America

{n: Pacific spiny dogfish, Squalus suckleyi} dogfish of Pacific coast of North America

{n: Pacific sturgeon, white sturgeon, Sacramento sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus} food and game fish of marine and fresh waters of northwestern coast of North America

{n: Pacific tree toad, Hyla regilla} the most commonly heard frog on the Pacific coast of America

{n: Pacific tripletail, Lobotes pacificus} tripletail found in the Pacific

{n: Pacific walrus, Odobenus divergens} a walrus of the Bering Sea and northern Pacific

{n: Pacific yew, California yew, western yew, Taxus brevifolia} small or medium irregularly branched tree of the Pacific coast of North America; yields fine hard close-grained wood

{n: Pacific, Pacific Ocean} the largest ocean in the world

{n: Palau, Palau Islands, Belau, Pelew} a chain of more than 200 islands about 400 miles long in the western central Pacific Ocean

{n: Palau, Republic of Palau, TT} a republic in the western central Pacific Ocean in association with the United States

{n: Peruvian current, Humboldt current} a cold ocean current that flows north along the Pacific cost of South America before turning west

{n: Philippines, Philippine Islands} an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands

{n: Pholidota, genus Pholidota} genus of mostly epiphytic orchids of Indonesia and the western Pacific

{n: Polynesian tattler, Heteroscelus incanus} tattler of Pacific coastal regions

{n: Pomo} a member of an Indian people of northern California living along the Russian River valley and adjacent Pacific coast

{n: Pterostylis, genus Pterostylis} genus of terrestrial orchids of Australia and New Zealand and western Pacific

{n: Puget Sound} an inlet of the North Pacific in northwestern Washington State

{n: Queen Charlotte Sound} an inlet of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia

{n: Redwood National Park} a national park in California featuring a redwood forest and Pacific Ocean coastline

{n: Ross Sea} an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean in Antarctica

{n: Ryukyu Islands} a chain of 55 islands in the western Pacific southwest of Japan (returned by United States to Japan in 1972)

{n: Samoa, Independent State of Samoa, Western Samoa, Samoa i Sisifo} a constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific

{n: Samoa, Samoan Islands} a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific midway between Hawaii and Australia; its climate and scenery and Polynesian culture make it a popular tourist stop

{n: San Diego Bay} a bay of the Pacific in southern California

{n: San Francisco Bay} a bay of the Pacific in western California

{n: Santa Ana} a strong hot dry wind that blows in winter from the deserts of southern California toward the Pacific Coast

{n: Santa Barbara} a town in southwestern California on the Pacific Ocean

{n: Santa Catalina, Catalina Island} an island resort in the Pacific off the southwestern coast of California

{n: Sea of Japan, East Sea} an arm of the Pacific between China and Japan

{n: Sea of Okhotsk} an arm of the Pacific east of Asia

{n: Serranus, genus Serranus} type genus of the Serranidae: mostly small Pacific sea basses

{n: Shanghai} the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world

{n: Sierra Madre Occidental} a mountain range in northwestern Mexico that runs south from Arizona parallel to the Pacific coastline

{n: Sierra plum, Pacific plum, Prunus subcordata} shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States bearing small red insipid fruit

{n: Sillaginidae, family Sillaginidae} small family of small food fishes in shallow waters of the Pacific around Indonesia

{n: Society Islands} an island group of French Polynesia in the South Pacific east of Samoa

{n: South China Sea} a tropical arm of the Pacific Ocean near southeastern Asia subject to frequent typhoons

{n: South Equatorial Current} an equatorial current that flows west across the Pacific just south of the equator

{n: South Pacific} that part of the Pacific Ocean south of the equator

{n: South Sea Islands} any islands in the southern or southwestern of central parts of the Pacific Ocean

{n: South Sea} any sea south of the equator (but especially the South Pacific)

{n: Steller sea lion, Steller's sea lion, Eumetopias jubatus} largest sea lion; of the northern Pacific

{n: Tahiti} an island in the south Pacific; the most important island in French Polynesia; made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson and Paul Gauguin

{n: Tarawa, Makin, Tarawa-Makin} battles in World War II in the Pacific (November 1943); United States Marines took the islands from the Japanese after bitter fighting

{n: Taricha, genus Taricha} Pacific newts

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

{n: Tasman Sea} an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean between southeastern Australia and New Zealand

{n: Thysanocarpus, genus Thysanocarpus} small genus of herbs of upland regions of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: Tonga, Kingdom of Tonga, Friendly Islands} a monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970

{n: Toyohashi} a Japanese city in southern Honshu on the Pacific shore

{n: Umbellularia, genus Umbellularia} aromatic evergreen trees of Pacific coast

{n: United States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.} North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

{n: Vancouver, George Vancouver} English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)

{n: Vancouver} a port city in southwestern British Columbia on an arm of the Pacific Ocean opposite Vancouver Island; Canada's chief Pacific port and third largest city

{n: Vina del Mar} a resort city on the Pacific in central Chile

{n: Volcano Islands} a group of Japanese Islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean north of the Marianas

{n: Wake Island, Wake} an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii

{n: Washington, Evergreen State, WA} a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific

{n: Yellow Sea, Huang Hai} part of the Pacific off the east coast of Asia

{n: amabilis fir, white fir, Pacific silver fir, red silver fir, Christmas tree, Abies amabilis} medium to tall fir of western North America having a conic crown and branches in tiers; leaves smell of orange when crushed

{n: angiopteris, giant fern, Angiopteris evecta} highly variable species of very large primitive ferns of the Pacific tropical areas with high rainfall

{n: anomalops, flashlight fish} fish having a luminous organ beneath eye; of warm waters of the western Pacific and Puerto Rico

{n: auklet} any of several small auks of the northern Pacific coasts

{n: beaked salmon, sandfish, Gonorhynchus gonorhynchus} fish of sandy areas of western Pacific and Indian oceans having an angular snout for burrowing into sand

{n: black marlin, Makaira mazara, Makaira marlina} large game fish in the Pacific Ocean; may reach 1000 pounds

{n: black turnstone, Arenaria-Melanocephala} common turnstone of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: bonito shark, blue pointed, Isurus glaucus} common blue-grey shark of southwest Pacific; sport and food fish

{n: bonito} flesh of mostly Pacific food fishes of the genus Sarda of the family Scombridae; related to but smaller than tuna

{n: breadfruit, breadfruit tree, Artocarpus communis, Artocarpus altilis} native to Pacific islands and having edible fruit with a texture like bread

{n: carpet shark, Orectolobus barbatus} shark of the western Pacific with flattened body and mottled skin

{n: cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood, chittamwood, chittimwood, Rhamnus purshianus} shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada

{n: chambered nautilus, pearly nautilus, nautilus} cephalopod of the Indian and Pacific oceans having a spiral shell with pale pearly partitions

{n: chinook salmon, chinook, king salmon} pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon

{n: chinook, chinook salmon, king salmon, quinnat salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha} large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning

{n: chum salmon, chum, Oncorhynchus keta} a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish

{n: coast lily, Lilium maritinum} orange-flowered lily of Pacific coast of United States

{n: coast rhododendron, Rhododendron californicum} medium-sized rhododendron of Pacific coast of North America having large rosy brown-spotted flowers

{n: coho, cohoe, coho salmon, blue jack, silver salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch} small salmon of northern Pacific coasts and the Great Lakes

{n: common American shad, Alosa sapidissima} shad of Atlantic coast of North America; naturalized to Pacific coast

{n: copper rockfish, Sebastodes caurinus} a rockfish of the Pacific coastal waters of North America

{n: cutch, kutch} tannin extract derived from any of several mangrove barks of Pacific areas

{n: doldrums} a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific

{n: dwarf sperm whale, Kogia simus} very small (to 8 feet) sperm whale of central coasts of Atlantic and Pacific

{n: false indigo, bastard indigo, Amorpha californica} an erect to spreading hairy shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having racemes of red to indigo flowers

{n: finback, finback whale, fin whale, common rorqual, Balaenoptera physalus} large flat-headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throat; of Atlantic and Pacific

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

{n: fur seal} an eared seal of the northern Pacific

{n: geoduck} a large edible clam found burrowing deeply in sandy mud along the Pacific coast of North America; weighs up to six pounds; has siphons that can extend to several feet and cannot be withdrawn into the shell

{n: giant chinkapin, golden chinkapin, Chrysolepis chrysophylla, Castanea chrysophylla, Castanopsis chrysophylla} small ornamental evergreen tree of Pacific Coast whose glossy yellow-green leaves are yellow beneath; bears edible nuts

{n: giant clam, Tridacna gigas} a large clam inhabiting reefs in the southern Pacific and weighing up to 500 pounds

{n: giant northwest shipworm, Bankia setaceae} giant shipworm of the Pacific coast of North America

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

{n: greenling} food fish of the northern Pacific

{n: grey whale, gray whale, devilfish, Eschrichtius gibbosus, Eschrichtius robustus} medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacific

{n: guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus philippi} a fur seal of the Pacific coast of California and southward

{n: guyot} a seamount of volcanic origin (especially in the Pacific Ocean)

{n: halibut, holibut} marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes

{n: halibut} lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific

{n: harbor porpoise, herring hog, Phocaena phocaena} the common porpoise of the northern Atlantic and Pacific

{n: herring, Clupea harangus} commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific

{n: herring} valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled

{n: horned puffin, Fratercula corniculata} northern Pacific puffin

{n: iguanid, iguanid lizard} lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males

{n: incense cedar, red cedar, Calocedrus decurrens, Libocedrus decurrens} tall tree of the Pacific coast of North America having foliage like cypress and cinnamon-red bark

{n: jacksmelt, Atherinopsis californiensis} a relatively large silversides of the Pacific coast of North America (known to reach 18 inches in length)

{n: king crab, Alaska crab, Alaskan king crab, Alaska king crab, Paralithodes camtschatica} large edible crab of northern Pacific waters especially along the coasts of Alaska and Japan

{n: knobcone pine, Pinus attenuata} medium-sized three-needled pine of the Pacific coast of the United States having a prominent knob on each scale of the cone

{n: lesser rorqual, piked whale, minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata} small finback of coastal waters of Atlantic and Pacific

{n: lingcod, Ophiodon elongatus} food fish of the northern Pacific related to greenlings

{n: lingcod} the lean flesh of a fish caught off the Pacific coast of the United States

{n: lionfish} brightly striped fish of the tropical Pacific having elongated spiny fins

{n: lowland fir, lowland white fir, giant fir, grand fir, Abies grandis} lofty fir of the Pacific coast of northwestern America having long curving branches and deep green leaves

{n: madrona, madrono, manzanita, Arbutus menziesii} evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berries; wood used for furniture and bark for tanning

{n: mako, mako shark} powerful mackerel shark of the Atlantic and Pacific

{n: money cowrie, Cypraea moneta} cowrie whose shell is used for money in parts of the southern Pacific and in parts of Africa

{n: mountain beaver, sewellel, Aplodontia rufa} bulky nocturnal burrowing rodent of uplands of the Pacific coast of North America; the most primitive living rodent

{n: norfolk island pine, Araucaria heterophylla, Araucaria excelsa} evergreen of Australia and Norfolk Island in the South Pacific

{n: northern dune tansy, Tanacetum douglasii} lightly hairy rhizomatous perennial having aromatic feathery leaves and stems bearing open clusters of small buttonlike yellow flowers; sand dunes of Pacific coast of North America

{n: opah, moonfish, Lampris regius} large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterranean

{n: outrigger canoe} a seagoing canoe (as in South Pacific) with an outrigger to prevent it from upsetting

{n: pearl oyster, Pinctada margaritifera} tropical marine bivalve found chiefly off eastern Asia and Pacific coast of North America and Central America; a major source of pearls

{n: pigeon guillemot, Cepphus columba} northern Pacific guillemot

{n: pineapple weed, rayless chamomile, Matricaria matricarioides} annual aromatic weed of Pacific coastal areas (United States and northeastern Asia) having bristle-pointed leaves and rayless yellow flowers

{n: poacher, sea poacher, sea poker} small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters

{n: pomfret, Brama raii} deep-bodied sooty-black pelagic spiny-finned fish of the northern Atlantic and northern Pacific; valued for food

{n: porbeagle, Lamna nasus} voracious pointed-nose shark of northern Atlantic and Pacific

{n: rainbow seaperch, rainbow perch, Hipsurus caryi} Pacific coast fish

{n: rainbow trout, Salmo gairdneri} found in Pacific coastal waters and streams from lower California to Alaska

{n: rainbow trout} flesh of pacific trout that migrate from salt to fresh water

{n: red alder, Oregon alder, Alnus rubra} large tree of Pacific coast of North America having hard red wood much used for furniture

{n: red ginger, Alpinia purpurata} an ornamental ginger native to Pacific islands

{n: red rockfish, Sebastodes ruberrimus} a large fish of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: red rockfish} red flesh of large food fish of Pacific coast

{n: red salmon, sockeye, sockeye salmon} fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers

{n: salal, shallon, Gaultheria shallon} small evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having edible dark purple grape-size berries

{n: salt rush, Juncus leseurii} rush of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: sand cricket, Jerusalem cricket, Stenopelmatus fuscus} large wingless nocturnal grasshopper that burrows in loose soil along the Pacific coast of the United States

{n: sand dab} small food fishes of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: sand dab} the lean flesh of a small flounder from the Pacific coast of North America

{n: sand sole, Psettichthys melanostichus} a common flatfish of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: sandfish} either of two small silvery scaleless fishes of the northern Pacific that burrow into sand

{n: sarong} a loose skirt consisting of brightly colored fabric wrapped around the body; worn by both women and men in the South Pacific

{n: scorpaenid, scorpaenid fish} any of numerous carnivorous usually bottom-dwelling warm-water marine fishes found worldwide but most abundant in the Pacific

{n: sea chub} schooling fishes mostly of Indian and western Pacific oceans; two species in western Atlantic

{n: sea lion} any of several large eared seals of the northern Pacific related to fur seals but lacking their valuable coat

{n: sea lyme grass, European dune grass, Elymus arenarius, Leymus arenaria} a dune grass of the Pacific seacoast used as a sand binder

{n: sea otter, Enhydra lutris} large marine otter of northern Pacific coasts having very thick dark brown fur

{n: silver salmon, coho salmon, coho, cohoe} fatty pinkish flesh of small salmon caught in the Pacific and Great Lakes

{n: skipjack, Atlantic bonito, Sarda sarda} medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters; less valued than tuna

{n: skipjack, skipjack tuna, Euthynnus pelamis} oceanic schooling tuna of considerable value in Pacific but less in Atlantic; reaches 75 pounds; very similar to if not the same as oceanic bonito

{n: slender salamander, worm salamander} any of several small slim salamanders of the Pacific coast of the United States

{n: smoothness} the quality of having a level and even surface
"the water was a glassy smoothness"
"the weather system of the Pacific is determined by the uninterrupted smoothness of the ocean"

{n: sockeye, sockeye salmon, red salmon, blueback salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka} small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning

{n: soupfin shark, soupfin, soup-fin, Galeorhinus zyopterus} Pacific shark valued for its fins (used by Chinese in soup) and liver (rich in vitamin A)

{n: striped marlin, Makaira mitsukurii} Pacific food and game fish marked with dark blue vertical stripes

{n: surfbird, Aphriza virgata} sandpiper-like shorebird of Pacific coasts of North America and South America

{n: surfperch, surffish, surf fish} small to medium-sized shallow-water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: taboo, tabu} a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature

{n: tanbark oak, Lithocarpus densiflorus} evergreen oak of the Pacific coast area having large leathery leaves; yields tanbark

{n: tapa, tappa} a paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark

{n: taro, taro plant, dalo, dasheen, Colocasia esculenta} herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves

{n: totem pole} a tribal emblem consisting of a pillar carved and painted with totemic figures; erected by Indian tribes of the northwest Pacific coast

{n: toyon, tollon, Christmasberry, Christmas berry, Heteromeles arbutifolia, Photinia arbutifolia} ornamental evergreen treelike shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having large white flowers and red berrylike fruits; often placed in genus Photinia

{n: transit zone} a six million square mile area that includes the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern Pacific Ocean; includes the principal routes used by drug smugglers

{n: tree lupine, Lupinus arboreus} evergreen shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having showy yellow or blue flowers; naturalized in Australia

{n: tufted puffin, Lunda cirrhata} northern Pacific puffin having a large yellow plume over each eye

{n: two-eyed violet, heartsease, Viola ocellata} violet of Pacific coast of North America having white petals tinged with yellow and deep violet

{n: typhoon} a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans

{n: vermillion rockfish, rasher, Sebastodes miniatus} a commercially important fish of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: western hemlock, Pacific hemlock, west coast hemlock, Tsuga heterophylla} tall evergreen of western North America; commercially important timber tree

{n: western poison oak, Toxicodendron diversilobum, Rhus diversiloba} poisonous shrub of the Pacific coast of North America that causes a rash on contact

{n: western red-backed salamander, Plethodon vehiculum} salamander of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: whale sucker, whalesucker, Remilegia australis} large blue Pacific remora that attaches to whales and dolphins

{n: white mangrove, Avicennia officinalis} a small to medium-sized tree growing in brackish water especially along the shores of the southwestern Pacific

{n: white mullet, Mugil curema} silvery mullet of Atlantic and Pacific coasts

{n: white-headed stilt, Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus} stilt of the southwest Pacific including Australia and New Zealand having mostly white plumage but with black wings and nape of neck

{n: whitetip shark, reef whitetip shark, Triaenodon obseus} smooth dogfish of Pacific and Indian oceans and Red Sea having white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins

{n: winter purslane, miner's lettuce, Cuban spinach, Montia perfoliata} succulent herb sometimes grown as a salad or pot herb; grows on dunes and waste ground of Pacific coast of North America

{n: yellow cypress, yellow cedar, Nootka cypress, Alaska cedar, Chamaecyparis nootkatensis} tall evergreen of the Pacific coast of North America often cultivated for ornament

{n: yellowfin croaker, surffish, surf fish, Umbrina roncador} a fish of the Pacific coast of North America

{v: convoy} escort in transit
"the trucks convoyed the cars across the battle zone"
"the warships convoyed the merchant ships across the Pacific"

{v: evangelize, evangelise} convert to Christianity
"The missionaries evangelized the Pacific Islanders"

{v: hop} make a quick trip especially by air
"Hop the Pacific Ocean"

{v: sail} traverse or travel by ship on (a body of water)
"We sailed the Atlantic"
"He sailed the Pacific all alone"

{v: steam} travel by means of steam power
"The ship steamed off into the Pacific"


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