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{adj: furled, rolled} rolled up and secured
"furled sails bound securely to the spar"
"a furled flag"
"his rolled umbrella hanging on his arm"

{adj: umbrella-shaped} shaped in the form of an umbrella

{adj: umbrellalike} resembling an umbrella

{adj: umbrella} covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups
"an umbrella organization"
"umbrella insurance coverage"

{adv: well, easily} indicating high probability; in all likelihood
"I might well do it"
"a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster"
"you may well need your umbrella"
"he could equally well be trying to deceive us"

{n: Cotingidae, family Cotingidae} cotingas; umbrella birds

{n: Cyperaceae, family Cyperaceae, sedge family} bulrush; chufa; cotton grass; papyrus; umbrella plant

{n: International Islamic Front for Jihad against Jews and Crusaders} a terrorist group organized by Osama bin Laden in 1998 that provided an umbrella organization for al-Qaeda and other militant groups in Egypt and Algeria and Pakistan and Bangladesh

{n: Japanese umbrella pine, Sciadopitys verticillata} tall evergreen having a symmetrical spreading crown and needles growing in whorls that resemble umbrellas at ends of twigs

{n: National Liberation Army, ELN, Nestor Paz Zamora Commission, CNPZ} a terrorist organization in Bolivia that acts as an umbrella for numerous small indigenous subversive groups; a revival of a group with Marxist-Leninist ideologies originally established by Che Guevara in the 1960s

{n: Sciadopitys, genus Sciadopitys} type and sole genus of Sciadopityaceae; Japanese umbrella pines

{n: Sticherus, genus Sticherus} umbrella ferns; warm regions of Australia and New Zealand

{n: United Self-Defense Force of Colombia, United Self-Defense Group of Colombia, Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia, AUC} a terrorist organization in Colombia formed in 1997 as an umbrella for local and regional paramilitary groups; is financed by earnings from narcotics and serves to protect the economic interests of its members
"the AUC conducted over 800 assassinations in one year"

{n: arcella} an amoeba-like protozoan with a chitinous shell resembling an umbrella

{n: cap, pileus} a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom

{n: devil's tongue, snake palm, umbrella arum, Amorphophallus rivieri} foul-smelling somewhat fleshy tropical plant of southeastern Asia cultivated for its edible corms or in the greenhouse for its large leaves and showy dark red spathe surrounding a large spadix

{n: earleaved umbrella tree, Magnolia fraseri} small erect deciduous tree with large leaves in coiled formations at branch tips

{n: gamp, brolly} colloquial terms for an umbrella

{n: hallstand} a piece of furniture where coats and hats and umbrellas can be hung; usually has a mirror

{n: malacca} stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles

{n: medusa} one of two forms that coelenterates take: is the free-swimming sexual stage in the life cycle of a coelenterate and has a gelatinous umbrella-shaped body and tentacles

{n: shade} protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight
"they used umbrellas as shades"
"as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"

{n: stone pine, umbrella pine, European nut pine, Pinus pinea} medium-sized two-needled pine of southern Europe having a spreading crown; widely cultivated for its sweet seeds that resemble almonds

{n: talipot, talipot palm, Corypha umbraculifera} tall palm of southern India and Sri Lanka with gigantic leaves used as umbrellas and fans or cut into strips for writing paper

{n: umbrella bird, Cephalopterus ornatus} black tropical American bird having a large overhanging crest and long feathered wattle

{n: umbrella fern, fan fern, Sticherus flabellatus, Gleichenia flabellata} large Australasian fern with fanlike repeatedly forked fronds; sometimes placed in genus Gleichenia

{n: umbrella plant, Eriogonum allenii} late blooming perennial plant of shale barrens of Virginia having flowers in flat-topped clusters

{n: umbrella plant, Indian rhubarb, Darmera peltata, Peltiphyllum peltatum} rhizomatous perennial herb with large dramatic peltate leaves and white to bright pink flowers in round heads on leafless stems; colonizes stream banks in the Sierra Nevada in California

{n: umbrella plant, umbrella sedge, Cyperus alternifolius} African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leaves

{n: umbrella tent} a small tent with a single supporting pole and radiating metal ribs

{n: umbrella tree, Schefflera actinophylla, Brassaia actinophylla} erect evergreen shrub or small tree of Australia and northern Guinea having palmately compound leaves

{n: umbrella tree, umbrella magnolia, elkwood, elk-wood, Magnolia tripetala} small deciduous tree of eastern North America having creamy white flowers and large leaves in formations like umbrellas at the ends of branches

{n: umbrella} a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets
"an air umbrella over England"

{n: umbrella} a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy

{n: umbrella} having the function of uniting a group of similar things
"the Democratic Party is an umbrella for many liberal groups"
"under the umbrella of capitalism"

{v: be} occupy a certain position or area ; be somewhere
"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"
"What is behind this behavior?"

{v: carry, pack, take} have with oneself ; have on one's person
"She always takes an umbrella"
"I always carry money"
"She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"

{v: collapse} fold or close up
"fold up your umbrella"
"collapse the music stand"

{v: forget, leave} leave behind unintentionally
"I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"
"I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"


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