Glossary of food terms

From WikiMD

  • AAA -  an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta associated with old age and hypertension
  • Abalone -  any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior
  • ABB -  an urban hit squad and guerrilla group of the Communist Party in the Philippines; formed in the 1980s
  • Acadian -  an early French settler in the Maritimes
  • Acetic acid -  a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals
  • Acidic -  being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7); being sour to the taste
  • Acorn -  fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a woody cup-shaped base
  • Acorn squash -  small dark green or yellow ribbed squash with yellow to orange flesh; squash plant bearing small acorn-shaped fruits having yellow flesh and dark green or yellow rind with longitudinal ridges
  • Ada -  an enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia
  • Afghan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its people;  a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl; a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan; tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East; a coat made of sheepskin; an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan
  • 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
  • African -  of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples;  a native or inhabitant of Africa
  • Aged -  (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is proced as one syllable); of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' proced as one syllable); advanced in years; (`aged' is proced as two syllables); having attained a specific age; (`aged' is proced as one syllable); at an advanced stage of erosion (proced as one syllable);  people who are old collectively
  • Agriculture -  the class of people engaged in growing food; the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock; a large-scale farming enterprise; the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862
  • Alanine -  a crystalline amino acid that occurs in many proteins
  • Albanian -  of or relating to Albania or its people or language or culture;  the Indo-European language spoken by the people of Albania; a native or inhabitant of Albania
  • Aleppo -  a city in northwestern Syria
  • Alexander -  king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC); European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb
  • Algae -  primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
  • Algerian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Algeria or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Algeria
  • Allergy -  hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity
  • Alligator -  either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts; leather made from alligator's hide; verb crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application; of paint and varnishes
  • Allium -  large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlic; leek; onion; chive; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae as the type genus
  • Almond -  oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree; small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull; cultivated in southern Australia and California
  • Almond oil -  pale yellow fatty oil expressed from sweet or bitter almonds
  • Alpaca -  domesticated llama with long silky fleece; believed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco; a thin glossy fabric made of the wool of the Lama pacos, or made of a rayon or cotton imitation of that wool; wool of the alpaca
  • Amaranth -  any of various plants of the genus Amaranthus having dense plumes of green or red flowers; often cultivated for food; seed of amaranth plants used as a native cereal in Central and South America
  • Amarelle -  pale red sour cherry with colorless or nearly colorless juice; any of several cultivated sour cherry trees bearing pale red fruit with colorless juice
  • Ambrosia -  (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal; fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut; any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma; a mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae
  • American -  of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas; of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture;  a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country; a native or inhabitant of the United States; the English language as used in the United States
  • American beech -  North American forest tree with light green leaves and edible nuts
  • American bison -  large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains
  • American lobster -  lobster of Atlantic coast of America; flesh of cold-water lobsters having large tender claws; caught from Maine to the Carolinas
  • Anaheim -  a city in southern California (southeast of Los Angeles); site of Disneyland
  • 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); large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated
  • Ananas comosus -  a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated in the tropics
  • Anchor -  a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving; a central cohesive source of support and stability; a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute; verb secure a vessel with an anchor; fix firmly and stably
  • Anchovy -  small herring-like plankton-eating fishes often canned whole or as paste; abundant in tropical waters worldwide; tiny fishes usually canned or salted; used for hors d'oeuvres or as seasoning in sauces
  • Anderson -  United States physicist who discovered antimatter in the form of an antielectron that is called the positron (1905-1991); United States contralto noted for her performance of spirituals (1902-1993); United States dramatist (1888-1959); United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-); United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)
  • Anglo-Indian -  relating to British India or the English in India;  a person of English citizenship born or living in India
  • Angolan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Angola or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Angola
  • Anise -  liquorice-flavored seeds or oil used in cookies or cakes or pickles; native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery
  • Anna -  a former copper coin of Pakistan
  • annual -  completing its life cycle within a year; occurring or payable every year;  a reference book that is published regularly once every year; a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
  • Antipasto -  a course of appetizers in an Italian meal
  • Ape -  any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all; person who resembles a nonhuman primate; someone who copies the words or behavior of another; verb imitate uncritically and in every aspect; represent in or produce a caricature of
  • Apple -  fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh; native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
  • Apple pie -  pie (with a top crust) containing sliced apples and sugar
  • Apple sauce -  puree of stewed apples usually sweetened and spiced
  • Applesauce -  puree of stewed apples usually sweetened and spiced; nonsensical talk or writing
  • Aquarius -  the eleventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about January 20 to February 18; a zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Capricornus and Pisces; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aquarius
  • Arab -  a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa; a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
  • Arak -  any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
  • Araucaria -  any of several tall South American or Australian trees with large cones and edible seeds
  • Argentine -  of or relating to or characteristic of Argentina or its people;  any of various small silver-scaled salmon-like marine fishes
  • Arginine -  a bitter tasting amino acid found in proteins and necessary for nutrition; its absence from the diet leads to a reduced production of spermatozoa
  • Armenian -  of or pertaining to Armenia or the people or culture of Armenia;  a writing system having an alphabet of 38 letters in which the Armenian language is written; the Indo-European language spoken predominantly in Armenia; an ethnic group speaking Armenian and living in Armenia and Azerbaijan; a native or inhabitant of Armenia
  • Arrack -  any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
  • Arroz con pollo -  rice and chicken cooked together Spanish style; highly seasoned especially with saffron
  • Artificial -  artificially formal; contrived by art rather than nature; not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes
  • Ashkenazi -  a Jew of eastern European or German descent
  • Asia -  the nations of the Asian continent collectively; the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
  • Asian -  denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines and Borneo and Java; of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Asia
  • Asparagine -  a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and in many plants (e.g., asparagus)
  • Aspartame -  an artificial sweetener made from aspartic acid; used as a calorie-free sweetener
  • Aspartic acid -  a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and occurring naturally in sugar beets and sugar cane
  • Assamese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Assam or its people or culture;  the Magadhan language spoken by the Assamese people; closely related to Bengali; native or inhabitant of the state of Assam in northeastern India
  • Assyrian -  an extinct language of the Assyrians regarded as a dialect of Akkadian; an inhabitant of ancient Assyria
  • Atlantic -  relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean;  the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
  • Atlantic cod -  one of the world's most important commercial fishes
  • Atole -  eaten as mush or as a thin gruel
  • Attalea -  unarmed feather palms of central and northern South America
  • Australia -  a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony; the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
  • Australian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants;  the Austronesian languages spoken by Australian aborigines; a native or inhabitant of Australia
  • Austrian -  of or relating to Austria or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Austria
  • Autolysis -  lysis of plant or animal tissue by an internal process
  • Avocado -  of the dull yellowish green of the meat of an avocado;  a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed; tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits
  • Azerbaijani -  of or pertaining to Azerbaijan or the people or culture of Azerbaijan;  the Turkic language spoken by the Azerbaijani; a native or inhabitant of Azerbaijan
  • Aztec -  a member of the Nahuatl people who established an empire in Mexico that was overthrown by Cortes in 1519
  • Babka -  a coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almonds
  • Baby -  a project of personal concern to someone; a very young mammal; (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women; the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young); a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; an immature childish person; verb treat with excessive indulgence
  • Bacon -  back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried; English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626); English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
  • Bagasse -  the dry dusty pulp that remains after juice is extracted from sugar cane or similar plants
  • Bagel -  (Yiddish) glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust
  • Bahraini -  of or relating to or characteristic of Bahrain or its people or language;  a native or inhabitant of Bahrain
  • Bain-marie -  a large pan that is filled with hot water; smaller pans containing food can be set in the larger pan to keep food warm or to cook food slowly
  • Baked -  (bread and pastries) cooked by dry heat (as in an oven); hardened by subjecting to intense heat; dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
  • Baked Alaska -  cake covered with ice cream and meringue browned quickly in an oven
  • Baking -  as hot as if in an oven;  cooking by dry heat in an oven; making bread or cake or pastry etc.
  • Baklava -  rich Middle Eastern cake made of thin layers of flaky pastry filled with nuts and honey
  • Balaton -  a large shallow lake in western Hungary
  • Baldwin -  an American eating apple with red or yellow and red skin; English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1867-1947); United States author who was an outspoken critic of racism (1924-1987)
  • Balinese -  the Indonesian language of the people of Bali
  • Balochi -  an Iranian language spoken in Pakistan and Iran and Afghanistan and Russia and the Persian gulf
  • Bamboo -  woody tropical grass having hollow woody stems; mature canes used for construction and furniture; the hard woody stems of bamboo plants; used in construction and crafts and fishing poles
  • Banana peel -  the skin of a banana (especially when it is stripped off and discarded)
  • Banana split -  a banana split lengthwise and topped with scoops of ice cream and sauces and nuts and whipped cream
  • Banded -  identified with a band especially around a leg; characterized by a band of especially white around the body; marked with bands or strips of contrasting color or texture
  • Bangladeshi -  of or relating to or characteristic of Bangladesh or its people or language;  a native or inhabitant of Bangladesh
  • Bannock -  a flat bread made of oat or barley flour; common in New England and Scotland
  • Bannock -  a flat bread made of oat or barley flour; common in New England and Scotland
  • Banquet -  a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; a ceremonial dinner party for many people; verb partake in a feast or banquet; provide a feast or banquet for
  • Bap -  a small loaf or roll of soft bread
  • Barbadian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Barbados or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Barbados
  • Barbecue -  a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors; a cookout in which food is cooked over an open fire; especially a whole animal carcass roasted on a spit; meat that has been barbecued or grilled in a highly seasoned sauce; verb cook outdoors on a barbecue grill
  • Barbecue sauce -  spicy sweet and sour sauce usually based on catsup or chili sauce
  • Barbecuing -  roasting a large piece of meat on a revolving spit out of doors over an open fire
  • Barcelona -  a city in northeastern Spain on the Mediterranean; 2nd largest Spanish city and the largest port and commercial center; has been a center for radical political beliefs
  • Barley -  a grain of barley; cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain
  • Barley-sugar -  a brittle transparent candy made by melting and cooling cane sugar
  • Barm -  a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey
  • Barramundi -  large edible Australian lungfish having paddle-shaped fins
  • Bartender -  an employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar
  • based -  having a base of operations (often used as a combining form); having a base; having a basis; often used as combining terms; being derived from (often followed by `on' or `upon')
  • Basque -  the language of the Basque people; of no known relation to any other language; a member of a people of unknown origin living in the western Pyrenees in France and Spain
  • Bass -  having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range;  nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes; the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments; the lowest part of the musical range; the lowest adult male singing voice; the lowest part in polyphonic music; an adult male singer with the lowest voice; any of various North American freshwater fish with lean flesh (especially of the genus Micropterus); the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae
  • Bat -  (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit; nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate; a club used for hitting a ball in various games; the club used in playing cricket; a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash; verb wink briefly; strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; use a bat; have a turn at bat; beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
  • batter -  a flour mixture thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon; (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting; verb make a dent or impression in; strike violently and repeatedly; strike against forcefully
  • Battered -  exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injury; damaged by blows or hard usage; damaged especially by hard usage
  • Beacon -  a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships; a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance; a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes; verb guide with a beacon; shine like a beacon
  • Beanfeast -  an annual dinner party given by an employer for the employees
  • Bear -  massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws; an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price; verb move while holding up or supporting; bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; have; have on one's person; cause_to_be_born; be pregnant with; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; support or hold in a certain manner; bring in; behave in a certain manner; contain or hold; have within
  • Bear claw -  claw of a bear; often used in jewelry; an incised design resembling the claw of a bear; used in Native American pottery; almond-flavored yeast-raised pastry shaped in an irregular semicircle resembling a bear's claw
  • Beech -  any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs; north temperate regions; wood of any of various beech trees; used for flooring and containers and plywood and tool handles
  • Beef -  cattle that are reared for their meat; meat from an adult domestic bovine; informal terms for objecting; verb complain
  • Beef Stroganoff -  sauteed strips of beef and mushrooms in sour cream sauce served with noodles
  • Beef Wellington -  rare-roasted beef tenderloin coated with mushroom paste in puff pastry
  • Beefalo -  hardy breed of cattle resulting from crossing domestic cattle with the American buffalo; yields leaner beef than conventional breeds
  • Beefsteak -  a slice of beef usually cooked by broiling
  • Beer -  a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops
  • Beignet -  a square, very rich drop friedcake dusted with confectioners' sugar
  • Beijing -  capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
  • Belarusian -  of or pertaining to Belarus or to the people or culture of Belarus;  the Slavic language spoken in Belarus
  • Belgian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Belgium or the Belgian people;  a native or inhabitant of Belgium
  • Belgian waffle -  thick sweet waffle often eaten with ice cream or fruit sauce
  • Bell pepper -  large bell-shaped sweet pepper in green or red or yellow or orange or black varieties; plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
  • Bellflower -  any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers
  • Beluga -  valuable source of caviar and isinglass; found in Black and Caspian seas; small northern whale that is white when adult
  • Bengali -  of or relating to or characteristic of Bengal or its people;  a Magadhan language spoken by the Bengali people; the official language of Bangladesh and Bengal; an ethnic group speaking Bengali and living in Bangladesh and eastern India; (Hinduism) a member of a people living in Bangladesh and West Bengal (mainly Hindus)
  • Beninese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Benin or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Benin
  • Berber -  a cluster of related dialects that were once the major language of northern Africa west of Egypt; now spoken mostly in Morocco; an ethnic minority descended from Berbers and Arabs and living in northern Africa; a member of a Caucasian Muslim people of northern Africa
  • Bergamot orange -  small tree with pear-shaped fruit whose oil is used in perfumery; Italy
  • Beta -  preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product; second in order of importance;  the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet; beets
  • Betel nut -  seed of betel palm; chewed with leaves of the betel pepper and lime as a digestive stimulant and narcotic in southeastern Asia
  • Beurre noisette -  clarified butter browned slowly and seasoned with vinegar or lemon juice and capers
  • Bhutanese -  of or pertaining to or characteristic of Bhutan or its people or culture or language;  a native or inhabitant of Bhutan
  • Bialy -  flat crusty-bottomed onion roll
  • Big blue -  a reliable and deadly 15,000-pound fragmentation bomb that explodes just above ground with a large radius; the largest conventional bomb in existence; used in Afghanistan
  • Bihari -  the Indic language spoken in Bihar (and by some people in Pakistan and Bangladesh)
  • Bilberry -  blue-black berries similar to American blueberries; erect blueberry of western United States having solitary flowers and somewhat sour berries; erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries
  • Billfish -  giant warm-water game fish having a prolonged and rounded toothless upper jaw; elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters; slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters; primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth
  • Biltong -  meat that is salted and cut into strips and dried in the sun
  • biological -  of parents and children; related by blood; pertaining to biology or to life and living things
  • Birch -  consisting of or made of wood of the birch tree;  a switch consisting of a twig or a bundle of twigs from a birch tree; used to hit people as punishment; any betulaceous tree or shrub of the genus Betula having a thin peeling bark; hard close-grained wood of any of various birch trees; used especially in furniture and interior finishes and plywood; verb whip with a birch twig
  • Bird's eye -  Old World plant with axillary racemes of blue-and-white flowers
  • Biryani -  an Indian dish made with highly seasoned rice and meat or fish or vegetables
  • Biscuit -  small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda; any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
  • Bismarck -  capital of the state of North Dakota; located in south central North Dakota overlooking the Missouri river; German statesman under whose leadership Germany was united (1815-1898)
  • Bison -  any of several large humped bovids having shaggy manes and large heads and short horns
  • Bisque -  a thick cream soup made from shellfish
  • Bitter orange -  highly acidic orange used especially in marmalade; any of various common orange trees yielding sour or bitter fruit; used as grafting stock
  • Bittern -  relatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry; found in marshes
  • Bittersweet -  tinged with sadness; having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness;  twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds; poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
  • Black -  marked by anger or resentment or hostility; of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; extremely dark; being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light; (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; soiled with dirt or soot; dressed in black; (of coffee) without cream or sugar; (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; offering little or no hope; (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; harshly ironic or sinister; distributed or sold illicitly;  black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); (board games) the darker pieces; the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white); a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa); popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928); British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799); total absence of light; verb make or become black
  • Black pudding -  a black sausage containing pig's blood and other ingredients
  • Black spot -  any of several fungous diseases of plants that produce small black spots on the plant
  • Black walnut -  American walnut having a very hard and thick woody shell; North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nut
  • Blancmange -  sweet almond-flavored milk pudding thickened with gelatin or cornstarch; usually molded
  • Blini -  Russian pancake of buckwheat flour and yeast; usually served with caviar and sour cream
  • Blintz -  (Judaism) thin pancake folded around a filling and fried or baked
  • Blood -  temperament or disposition; the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart; people viewed as members of a group; the descendants of one individual; a dissolute man in fashionable society; verb smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
  • Blood sausage -  a black sausage containing pig's blood and other ingredients
  • Bloomer -  a flower that blooms in a particular way; an embarrassing mistake
  • Blooming -  (used of persons) informal intensifiers;  the organic process of bearing flowers
  • BLT -  sandwich filled with slices of bacon and tomato with lettuce
  • Blubber -  an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil; excess bodily weight; verb utter while crying; cry or whine with snuffling
  • Blue -  causing dejection; of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; low in spirits; morally rigorous and strict; used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); suggestive of sexual impropriety; characterized by profanity or cursing; belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy;  any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae; blue clothing; blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic; the sky as viewed during daylight; used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge; verb turn blue
  • Blue -  causing dejection; of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; low in spirits; morally rigorous and strict; used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); suggestive of sexual impropriety; characterized by profanity or cursing; belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy;  any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae; blue clothing; blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic; the sky as viewed during daylight; used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge; verb turn blue
  • Blue Whale -  largest mammal ever known; bluish-grey migratory whalebone whale mostly of southern hemisphere
  • Blueberry -  sweet edible dark-blue berries of either low-growing or high-growing blueberry plants; any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries
  • Bluff -  bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured; very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front;  the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards; pretense that your position is stronger than it really is; a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion); verb frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is; deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand
  • Boiling - adv. extremely;  cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil; the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
  • Bolivian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Bolivia or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Bolivia
  • Bolo -  long heavy knife with a single edge; of Philippine origin; a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie
  • Bologna -  large smooth-textured smoked sausage of beef and veal and pork; the capital of Emilia-Romagna; located in northern Italy east of the Apennines
  • Bombay -  a city in western India just off the coast of the Arabian Sea; India's 2nd largest city (after Calcutta); has the only natural deep-water harbor in western India
  • Book -  physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge; a major division of a long written composition; a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game; the sacred writings of the Christian religions; the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina; a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance; a record in which commercial accounts are recorded; verb engage for a performance; record a charge in a police register; register in a hotel booker; arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
  • Boost -  the act of giving hope or support to someone; the act of giving a push; an increase in cost; verb give a boost to; be beneficial to; increase or raise; push or shove upward, as if from below or behind; increase; contribute to the progress or growth of
  • Borscht -  a Russian soup usually containing beet juice as a foundation
  • Boss -  exceptionally good;  a person responsible for hiring workers; a person who exercises control and makes decisions; a circular rounded projection or protuberance; a person who exercises control over workers; a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments; verb raise in a relief
  • Botswana -  a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
  • Bourbon -  whiskey distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye and aged in charred oak barrels; a European royal line that ruled in France (from 1589-1793) and Spain and Naples and Sicily; a member of the European royal family that ruled France; a reactionary politician in the United States (usually from the South)
  • boycott -  a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies; verb refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
  • Brain -  that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord; mental ability; the brain of certain animals used as meat; that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; verb kill by smashing someone's skull; hit on the head
  • Braised -  cooked by browning in fat and then simmering in a closed container
  • Braising -  cooking slowly in fat in a closed pot with little moisture
  • Brand name -  a name given to a product or service
  • Brazil -  the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter; three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell
  • Brazil nut -  three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell; tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts
  • Brazilian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Brazil or the people of Brazil;  a native or inhabitant of Brazil
  • Bread -  food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked; informal terms for money; verb cover with bread crumbs
  • Breadfruit -  a large round seedless or seeded fruit with a texture like bread; eaten boiled or baked or roasted or ground into flour; the roasted seeds resemble chestnuts; native to Pacific islands and having edible fruit with a texture like bread
  • Breakfast -  the first meal of the day (usually in the morning); verb eat an early morning meal; provide breakfast for
  • Brest -  a port city in northwestern France (in Brittany); the chief naval station of France
  • Brisket -  a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest especially of beef
  • British -  of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture;  the people of Great Britain
  • Brooks -  United States literary critic and historian (1886-1963)
  • Brown -  (of skin) deeply suntanned; of a color similar to that of wood or earth;  an orange of low brightness and saturation; abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858); Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858); a university in Rhode Island; verb fry in a pan until it changes color
  • Brown Betty -  baked pudding of apples and breadcrumbs
  • Brown bread -  dark steamed bread made of cornmeal wheat and flour with molasses and soda and milk or water; bread made with whole wheat flour
  • Brown rice -  unpolished rice retaining the yellowish-brown outer layer
  • Browning -  English poet best remembered for love sonnets written to her husband Robert Browning (1806-1861); English poet and husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning noted for his dramatic monologues (1812-1889); United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926); cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill
  • Brunch -  combination breakfast and lunch; usually served in late morning; verb eat a meal in the late morning
  • Bruneian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Brunei or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Brunei
  • Bubble gum -  a kind of chewing gum that can be blown into bubbles
  • Buckwheat -  grain ground into flour; a member of the genus Fagopyrum; annual Asian plant with clusters of small pinkish white flowers and small edible triangular seeds which are used whole or ground into flour
  • Buddhist -  of or relating to or supporting Buddhism;  one who follows the teachings of Buddha
  • Buffalo -  meat from an American bison; a city on Lake Erie in western New York (near Niagara Falls); any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo; large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains; verb intimidate or overawe
  • Buffet -  a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers; a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves; usually inexpensive bar; verb strike, beat repeatedly; strike against forcefully
  • Bulb -  a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end); a rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ; a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure; electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity; lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata)
  • Bulgarian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Bulgaria or its people;  a Slavic language spoken in Bulgaria; a native or inhabitant of Bulgaria
  • Bulgur -  parched crushed wheat
  • Buns -  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • Burdock -  any of several erect biennial herbs of temperate Eurasia having stout taproots and producing burs
  • Burger -  United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995); a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients
  • Burmese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Myanmar or its people;  the official language of Burma; a native or inhabitant of Myanmar
  • Burundian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Burundi or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Burundi
  • Butcher -  a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market; a brutal indiscriminate murderer; a retailer of meat; someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence; verb kill (animals) usually for food consumption
  • Butte -  a town in southwestern Montana; center for mining copper; a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding region; has a flat top and sloping sides
  • Butter -  an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use; a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head; verb spread butter on
  • Butter churn -  a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk
  • Butter knife -  a small knife with a dull blade; for cutting or spreading butter
  • Butterfat -  the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made
  • Buttermilk -  residue from making butter from sour raw milk; or pasteurized milk curdled by adding a culture
  • Butternut -  oily egg-shaped nut of an American tree of the walnut family; North American walnut tree having light-brown wood and edible nuts; source of a light-brown dye
  • Butternut squash -  buff-colored squash with a long usually straight neck and sweet orange flesh; plant bearing buff-colored squash having somewhat bottle-shaped fruit with fine-textured edible flesh and a smooth thin rind
  • Butterscotch -  a hard brittle candy made with butter and brown sugar
  • Byzantine -  characterized by elaborate scheming and intrigue; devious; highly complex or intricate; of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or the ancient city of Byzantium; of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church or the rites performed in it;  a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire
  • Caesar -  conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC); United States comedian who pioneered comedy television shows (born 1922)
  • Caesar salad -  typically having fried croutons and dressing made with a raw egg
  • Caff -  informal British term for a cafe
  • caffer -  an offensive term for any Black African
  • Cajun -  a Louisianian descended from Acadian immigrants from Nova Scotia (`Cajun' comes from `Acadian')
  • cake -  a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); made from or based on a mixture of flour and sugar and eggs; small flat mass of chopped food; verb form a coat over
  • Calamari -  (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food
  • Calcium -  a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
  • Calcium chloride -  a deliquescent salt; used in de-icing and as a drying agent
  • California -  a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
  • Calvados -  dry apple brandy made in Normandy
  • Cambodian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Cambodia or its people or language;  a native or inhabitant of Cambodia
  • Cambridge -  a city in eastern England on the River Cam; site of Cambridge University; a city in Massachusetts just north of Boston; site of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; a university in England
  • Camel -  cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions
  • Cameo -  engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring)
  • Cameroonian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Cameroon or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Cameroon
  • Canada -  a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada
  • Canadian -  of or relating to Canada or its people;  a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma; a native or inhabitant of Canada
  • Canary -  having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow;  any of several small Old World finches; a female singer; a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge; someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
  • Candlenut -  seed of candlenut tree; source of soil used in varnishes; large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles
  • Candy -  a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts; verb coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
  • Candy apple -  an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)
  • Canker -  an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth); a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark; a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of; verb infect with a canker; become infected with a canker
  • Canna -  any plant of the genus Canna having large sheathing leaves and clusters of large showy flowers
  • Cannibalism -  the practice of eating the flesh of your own kind
  • Cantaloupe -  a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh; the fruit of a cantaloup vine; small to medium-sized melon with yellowish flesh
  • Cantonese -  the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China
  • Capsicum -  any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers; chiefly tropical perennial shrubby plants having many-seeded fruits: sweet and hot peppers
  • Carabao -  water buffalo of the Philippines
  • Caramel -  having the color of caramel; of a moderate yellow-brown;  burnt sugar; used to color and flavor food; firm chewy candy made from caramelized sugar and butter and milk; a medium to dark tan color
  • Caramel apple -  an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)
  • Carbonated -  having carbonation (especially artificially carbonated)
  • Cardamom -  aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces; rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning
  • Caribbean -  region including the Caribbean islands; an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream
  • Caribou -  arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called `reindeer' in Eurasia and `caribou' in North America
  • Carnation -  pink or pinkish;  a pink or reddish-pink color; Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors
  • Carp -  any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae; the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised; verb raise trivial objections
  • Cascabel -  bell attached to a sleigh, or to harness of horse pulling a sleigh
  • Cascade -  a succession of stages or operations or processes or units; a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls; a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower; verb arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible; rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
  • Cashew -  kidney-shaped nut edible only when roasted; tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney-shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted
  • Cassowary -  large black flightless bird of Australia and New Guinea having a horny head crest
  • Castile soap -  a good hard soap made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide
  • Castor oil -  a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor plant; used in paint and varnish as well as medically
  • Cat -  feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats; a spiteful woman gossip; a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis; any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild; a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work; a whip with nine knotted cords; the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant; an informal term for a youth or man; verb beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails; eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • Catalan -  relating to or characteristic of the Catalan language; relating to or denoting or characteristic of Catalonia or its inhabitants;  the Romance language spoken in Catalonia in eastern Spain (related to Spanish and Occitan); a native or inhabitant of Catalonia
  • Catawba -  the Siouan language spoken by the Catawba; slipskin grape; a reddish American table grape; a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Carolinas
  • Category -  a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme; a collection of things sharing a common attribute
  • Catering -  providing food and services
  • Catfish -  any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth; flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed; large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins
  • Caucasian -  of or relating to Caucasian people; of or relating to the geographical region of Caucasia;  a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that have no known affiliations to languages spoken elsewhere; a member of the Caucasoid race
  • Cavendish -  British chemist and physicist who established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen and who calculated the density of the earth (1731-1810)
  • Caviar -  salted roe of sturgeon or other large fish; usually served as an hors d'oeuvre
  • Cayenne -  a long and often twisted hot red pepper; ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum; plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
  • Celery -  stalks eaten raw or cooked or used as seasoning; widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked
  • Celosia -  annual or perennial herbs or vines of tropical and subtropical America and Asia and Africa
  • Central -  in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; centrally located and easy to reach; used in the description of a place that in the middle of another place; serving as an essential component;  a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
  • certified -  endorsed authoritatively as having met certain requirements; holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill; having quality or payment or delivery guaranteed; fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly)
  • Chadian -  of or relating to or characteristic of the Republic of Chad or its people or language;  a native or inhabitant of Chad
  • Challah -  (Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking
  • Champion -  holding first place in a contest;  someone who fights for a cause; someone who has won first place in a competition; someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field; a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; verb protect or fight for as a champion
  • Chancellor -  the honorary or titular head of a university; the person who is head of state (in several countries)
  • Chapati -  flat pancake-like bread cooked on a griddle
  • Charcuterie -  a delicatessen that specializes in meats
  • Charity -  an activity or gift that benefits the public at large; a kindly and lenient attitude toward people; an institution set up to provide help to the needy; a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals); pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers
  • Chateaubriand -  a very thick center cut of beef tenderloin; French statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848)
  • Chechen -  of or relating to Chechnya or its people or culture;  a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Chechen; a native or inhabitant of Chechnya
  • Cheese -  a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk; erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States; verb wind onto a cheese; used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)
  • Cheesecake -  a photograph of an attractive woman in minimal attire; made with sweetened cream cheese and eggs and cream baked in a crumb crust
  • Chef -  a professional cook
  • Chemical -  relating to or used in chemistry; of or made from or using substances produced by or used in reactions involving atomic or molecular changes;  produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
  • Chemistry -  the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions; the way two individuals relate to each other
  • Cherry -  of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies;  a red fruit with a single hard stone; any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood; wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherry; a red the color of ripe cherries
  • Chestnut -  (of hair) of a golden brown to reddish brown color;  a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse; a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg; edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea; any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur; wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
  • Chewing gum -  a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing; a gum prepared for chewing; sweetened and flavored
  • Chicago -  largest city in Illinois; a bustling Great Lakes port that extends 26 miles along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan; a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
  • Chicha -  an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
  • Chichi -  affectedly trendy and fashionable;  someone who dresses in a trendy fashionable way; elegance by virtue of being fashionable
  • Chicken -  easily frightened;  a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl; a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops; the flesh of a chicken used for food; a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
  • Chicken -  easily frightened;  a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl; a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops; the flesh of a chicken used for food; a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
  • Chicken salad -  salad composed primarily of chopped chicken meat
  • Chilean -  of or relating to or characteristic of Chile or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Chile
  • Chili dog -  a hotdog with chili con carne on it
  • China -  high quality porcelain originally made only in China; a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world; dishware made of high quality porcelain; a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the communists led by Mao Zedong
  • Chinese -  of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures; of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language;  any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system; a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
  • Chinook -  large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning; a member of an important North American Indian people who controlled the mouth of the Columbia river; they were organized into settlements rather than tribes; a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies; a Penutian language spoken by the Chinook; pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon
  • Chives -  cylindrical leaves used fresh as a mild onion-flavored seasoning; perennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning
  • Chlorine -  a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)
  • Chocolate -  a medium brown to dark-brown color; a food made from roasted ground cacao beans; a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
  • Chocolate liquor -  the liquid or paste that is produced when cocoa beans are roasted and ground; the basis of all chocolate
  • Chocolate pudding -  sweet chocolate flavored custard-like pudding usually thickened with flour rather than eggs
  • Chocolate syrup -  sauce made with unsweetened chocolate or cocoa and sugar and water
  • Cholera -  an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
  • Chop -  a grounder that bounces high in the air; a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball; a jaw; a small cut of meat including part of a rib; the irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind blowing in a direction opposite to the tide); verb hit sharply; cut with a hacking tool; cut into pieces; strike sharply, as in some sports; move suddenly
  • Chorizo -  a spicy Spanish pork sausage
  • Chow mein -  chop suey served with fried noodles
  • Chowder -  a thick soup or stew made with milk and bacon and onions and potatoes
  • Christian -  following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ; relating to or characteristic of Christianity;  a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
  • Chromium -  a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing
  • Chuck -  a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill; the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade; informal terms for a meal; verb pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin; throw carelessly; throw away; eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • Churning -  (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence; moving with or producing or produced by vigorous agitation
  • Chutney -  chopped fruits or green tomatoes cooked in vinegar and sugar with ginger and spices
  • Cicada -  stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone
  • Cider -  a beverage made from juice pressed from apples
  • Cilantro -  parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish; Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley
  • Cinnamon -  spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground; tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish-brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon; aromatic bark used as a spice
  • Cinnamon roll -  rolled dough spread with cinnamon and sugar (and raisins) then sliced before baking
  • Circassian -  a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Circassian; a member of a Caucasian people living in the Caucasus but not speaking an Indo-European language
  • Citrange -  more aromatic and acid tasting than oranges; used in beverages and marmalade; more aromatic and acidic than oranges
  • Citric acid -  a weak water-soluble acid found in many fruits (especially citrus fruits); used as a flavoring agent
  • Citron -  large lemonlike fruit with thick aromatic rind; usually preserved; thorny evergreen small tree or shrub of India widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have thick warty rind
  • Citrullus -  a dicot genus of the family Cucurbitaceae including watermelons
  • Citrus -  any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions; any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds
  • Clams -  informal terms for money
  • Clarified butter -  butter made clear by heating and removing the sediment of milk solids
  • Clementine -  a mandarin orange of a deep reddish orange color and few seeds; a variety of mandarin orange that is grown around the Mediterranean and in South Africa
  • clinical -  scientifically detached; unemotional; relating to a clinic or conducted in or as if in a clinic and depending on direct observation of patients
  • Clinton -  a town in east central Iowa; United States politician who as governor of New York supported the project to build the Erie Canal (1769-1828); 42nd President of the United States (1946-); wife of President Clinton and later a woman member of the United States Senate (1947-)
  • Cloudberry -  creeping raspberry of north temperate regions with yellow or orange berries
  • Club -  stout stick that is larger at one end; a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it; a formal association of people with similar interests; a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink; a building that is occupied by a social club; golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball; a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together; verb strike with a club or a bludgeon; gather and spend time together; unite with a common purpose
  • Cob -  adult male swan; stocky short-legged harness horse; white gull having a black back and wings; nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus
  • Cobalt -  a hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition
  • Cobbler -  tall sweetened iced drink of wine or liquor with fruit; a person who makes or repairs shoes; made of fruit with rich biscuit dough usually only on top of the fruit
  • Coca -  dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their simulating effect; United States comedienne who starred in early television shows with Sid Caesar (1908-2001); a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine
  • Coca Cola -  Coca Cola is a trademarked cola
  • Cockscomb -  a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red; garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers; the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds; a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
  • Cocktail -  an appetizer served as a first course at a meal; a short mixed drink
  • Cocoa bean -  seed of the cacao tree; ground roasted beans are source of chocolate
  • Cocoa butter -  the vegetable fat from the cacao that is extracted from chocolate liquor; the basis for white chocolate; a yellow-white fat from cocoa beans
  • Coconut -  large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk; the edible white meat a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries; tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics
  • Coconut Cream -  white liquid obtained from compressing fresh coconut meat
  • Cod -  payable by the recipient on delivery; adv. collecting the charges upon delivery;  major food fish of arctic and cold-temperate waters; lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached; the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves); verb harass with persistent criticism or carping; fool or hoax
  • Cod liver oil -  an oil obtained from the livers of cod and similar fishes; taken orally as a source of vitamins A and D
  • Coddle - verb cook in nearly boiling water; treat with excessive indulgence
  • Coffee -  a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans; a medium brown to dark-brown color; a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
  • Coffee break -  a snack taken during a break in the work day
  • Coffee cake -  a cake or sweet bread usually served with coffee
  • Coir -  stiff coarse fiber from the outer husk of a coconut
  • Col -  a pass between mountain peaks
  • 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
  • Colombian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Colombia or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Colombia
  • Coloring -  the act or process of changing the color of something; a digestible substance used to give color to food; a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
  • Colostrum -  milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition
  • Colza oil -  edible light yellow to brown oil from rapeseed used also as a lubricant or illuminant
  • Commerce -  transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services); social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.; the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
  • Common -  having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public; commonly encountered; being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; of or associated with the great masses of people; to be expected; standard; common to or shared by two or more parties; lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; of low or inferior quality or value;  a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  • Commons -  a pasture subject to common use; class composed of persons lacking noble or knightly or gentle rank; a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  • Compound -  of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes; consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts; composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony;  an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient); a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts; (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight; verb put or add together; combine so as to form a whole; mix; create by mixing or combining; calculate principal and interest; make more intense, stronger, or more marked
  • Conch -  any of various edible tropical marine gastropods of the genus Strombus having a brightly-colored spiral shell with large outer lip
  • Condom -  contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
  • Conduction -  the transmission of heat or electricity or sound
  • Confectionery -  the occupation and skills of a confectioner; a confectioner's shop; candy and other sweets considered collectively
  • Confit -  a piece of meat (especially a duck) cooked slowly in its own fat
  • Congee -  a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast; verb perform a ceremonious bow; depart after obtaining formal permission
  • Congolese -  of or relating to or characteristic of the Congo region or its people;  a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo
  • Convection -  the transfer of heat through a fluid (liquid or gas) caused by molecular motion; (meteorology) the vertical movement of heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere
  • Convenience food -  any packaged dish or food that can be prepared quickly and easily as by thawing or heating
  • Cook -  someone who cooks food; English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779); verb transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; transform by heating; prepare for eating by applying heat; prepare a hot meal; fake or falsify
  • Cookbook -  a book of recipes and cooking directions
  • Cookie -  a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site; any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term); the cook on a ranch or at a camp
  • Cooking -  the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
  • Cooking oil -  any of numerous vegetable oils used in cooking
  • Copper -  any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings; a reddish-brown color resembling the color of polished copper; a copper penny; a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor; uncomplimentary terms for a policeman; verb coat with a layer of copper
  • Copra -  the dried meat of the coconut from which oil is extracted
  • Cordon bleu -  a chef famous for his great skill; an honor or award gained for excellence
  • Corn -  something sentimental or trite; ears of corn grown for human food; tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times; (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in England or oats in Scotland and Ireland); the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal; a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes; whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn; verb preserve with salt; feed (cattle) with corn
  • Corn oil -  oil from the germs of corn grains
  • Cornbread -  bread made primarily of cornmeal
  • Corned -  (used especially of meat) cured in brine
  • Cornish -  of or related to Cornwall or its people or the Cornish language;  English breed of compact domestic fowl; raised primarily to crossbreed to produce roasters; a Celtic language spoken in Cornwall
  • Cortland -  large apple with a red skin
  • Cottage cheese -  mild white cheese made from curds of soured skim milk
  • Cottage pie -  a dish of minced meat topped with mashed potatoes
  • Couscous -  a pasta made in northern Africa of crushed and steamed semolina; a spicy dish that originated in northern Africa; consists of pasta steamed with a meat and vegetable stew
  • Couverture -  chocolate that contains at least 32 percent cocoa butter
  • Cow -  mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'; female of domestic cattle: "`moo-cow' is a child's term"; a large unpleasant woman; verb subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
  • Crab -  a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply; decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers; the edible flesh of any of various crabs; a quarrelsome grouch; infests the pubic region of the human body; the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer; verb fish for crab; scurry sideways like a crab; direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind; complain
  • Crabs -  infestation of the pubic hair by crab lice
  • Crane -  large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world; lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis; United States poet (1899-1932); United States writer (1871-1900); a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix; verb stretch (the neck) so as to see better
  • Crappie -  small sunfishes of central United States rivers; small sunfishes of the genus Pomoxis of central United States rivers
  • Crayfish -  small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster; tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly; large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters; warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California
  • Cream -  toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin; the part of milk containing the butterfat; the best people or things in a group; verb add cream to one's coffee, for example; put on cream, as on one's face or body; beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; make creamy by beating; remove from the surface
  • Cream cheese -  soft unripened cheese made of sweet milk and cream
  • Crisp -  brief and to the point; effectively cut short; (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; of hair in small tight curls; pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed; pleasantly cold and invigorating; tender and brittle;  a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat; verb make brown and crisp by heating; make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface
  • criticism -  a serious examination and judgment of something; a written evaluation of a work of literature; disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
  • Croatian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Croatia or its people or language;  a member of the Slavic people living in Croatia
  • Crocodile -  large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates; of sluggish tropical waters
  • Croissant -  very rich flaky crescent-shaped roll
  • Crookneck squash -  yellow squash with a thin curved neck and somewhat warty skin
  • Croquette -  minced cooked meats (or vegetables) in thick white sauce; breaded and deep-fried
  • Crouton -  a small piece of toasted or fried bread; served in soup or salads
  • Cruller -  small friedcake formed into twisted strips and fried; richer than doughnuts
  • Crumb cake -  cake or coffeecake topped with a mixture of sugar and butter and flour
  • Crumble - verb break or fall apart into fragments; fall apart; fall into decay or ruin
  • Crumpet -  raised muffin cooked on a griddle
  • Crust -  the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties; the outer layer of the Earth; a hard outer layer that covers something; verb form a crust or form into a crust
  • Cuba -  the largest island in the West Indies; a communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba
  • Cuban -  of or relating to or characteristic of Cuba or the people of Cuba;  a native or inhabitant of Cuba
  • Cubit -  an ancient unit of length based on the length of the forearm
  • Cucumber -  cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons; a melon vine of the genus Cucumis; cultivated from earliest times for its cylindrical green fruit
  • Cucurbita -  type genus of the Cucurbitaceae
  • Cuisine -  the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared
  • culinary -  of or relating to or used in cooking
  • Culture -  the raising of plants or animals; (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group; the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization; a particular society at a particular time and place; all the knowledge and values shared by a society; a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
  • Cumberland -  a river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky; English general; son of George II; fought unsuccessfully in the battle of Fontenoy (1721-1765)
  • Curd -  coagulated milk; used to made cheese; a coagulated liquid resembling milk curd
  • Cured -  (used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry; (used of concrete or mortar) kept moist to assist the hardening; (used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and elasticity); freed from illness or injury; (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is proced as one syllable); (used especially of meat) cured in brine
  • Curing -  the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
  • current -  occurring in or belonging to the present time;  a steady flow (usually from natural causes); a flow of electricity through a conductor; dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
  • Curry -  (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice; verb treat by incorporating fat; season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking; give a neat appearance to
  • Custard -  sweetened mixture of milk and eggs baked or boiled or frozen
  • Cutlet -  thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled
  • Cutting -  suitable for cutting or severing; as physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; unpleasantly cold and damp;  the act of diluting something; a piece cut off from the main part of something; a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting; the act of shortening something by choping off the ends; the act of cutting something into parts; the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; the division of a deck of cards before dealing; removing parts to create a desired shape; the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film; an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
  • Cuttlefish -  ten-armed oval-bodied cephalopod with narrow fins as long as the body and a large calcareous internal shell
  • Cycad -  any tropical gymnosperm of the order Cycadales; having unbranched stems with a crown of fernlike leaves
  • Cyclic -  recurring in cycles; of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure; botany; forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl; marked by repeated cycles; conforming to the Carnot cycle
  • Cypriot -  of or relating to Cyprus or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Cyprus
  • Cysteine -  an amino acid containing sulfur that is found in most proteins; oxidizes on exposure to air to form cystine
  • Czech -  of or relating to Czechoslovakia or its people or their language;  the Slavic language of Czechs; a native of inhabitant of the Czech Republic; a native or inhabitant of the former republic of Czechoslovakia
  • Daikon -  radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked
  • Dairy -  a farm where dairy products are produced
  • Dal -  a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters
  • dane -  a native or inhabitant of Denmark
  • Danish -  of or relating to or characteristic of Denmark or the Danes;  a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Denmark; light sweet yeast-raised roll usually filled with fruits or cheese
  • Danish pastry -  light sweet yeast-raised roll usually filled with fruits or cheese
  • Dark -  not giving performances; closed; brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; (used of color) having a dark hue; marked by difficulty of style or expression; showing a brooding ill humor; secret; having skin rich in melanin pigments; causing dejection; lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture; stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable;  an unenlightened state; absence of light or illumination; an unilluminated area; absence of moral or spiritual values; the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
  • DASH -  a quick run; the act of moving with great haste; distinctive and stylish elegance; the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code; a footrace run at top speed; a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text; verb add an enlivening or altering element to; destroy or break; break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; hurl or thrust violently; cause to lose courage; run or move very quickly or hastily
  • Date -  sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed; a meeting arranged in advance; a participant in a date; the present; the specified day of the month; a particular day specified as the time something happens; the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred; a particular but unspecified point in time; verb assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of; provide with a dateline; mark with a date; stamp with a date; go on a date with; date regularly; have a steady relationship with
  • De -  a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
  • Decoction -  (pharmacology) the extraction by boiling of water-soluble drug substances
  • Decoration -  the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive); something used to beautify; an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
  • Deforestation -  the removal of trees; the state of being clear of trees
  • Defunct -  having ceased to exist or live; no longer in force or use; inactive
  • Degustation -  taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality
  • Delivery -  the act of delivering a child; the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another; the event of giving birth; recovery or preservation from loss or danger; (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter; your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
  • Dent -  an impression in a surface (as made by a blow); an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening); a depression scratched or carved into a surface; verb make a depression into
  • Denver -  the state capital and largest city of Colorado; located in central Colorado on the South Platte river
  • Dessert -  a dish served as the last course of a meal
  • Detoxification -  treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver); a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances
  • Dewberry -  blackberry-like fruits of any of several trailing blackberry bushes; any of several trailing blackberry brambles especially of North America
  • Diabetic diet -  a diet designed to help control the symptoms of diabetes
  • Dickinson -  United States poet noted for her mystical and unrhymed poems (1830-1886)
  • Diet -  the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods); the usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal); a prescribed selection of foods; a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan); verb eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight; follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons
  • Dieting -  the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)
  • Dietitian -  a specialist in the study of nutrition
  • Dim sum -  traditional Chinese cuisine; a variety of foods (including several kinds of steamed or fried dumplings) are served successively in small portions
  • Dining -  the act of eating dinner
  • Dinner -  the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday; a party of people assembled to have dinner together
  • Disaccharide -  any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield two monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis
  • Discovery -  the act of discovering something; a productive insight; something that is discovered; (law) compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case; enables one side in a litigation to elicit information from the other side concerning the facts in the case
  • dish -  a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food; directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation; a particular item of prepared food; the quantity that a dish will hold; an activity that you like or at which you are superior; a very attractive or seductive looking woman; verb make concave; shape like a dish; provide (usually but not necessarily food)
  • dishware -  tableware (eating and serving dishes) collectively
  • Dishwasher -  a machine for washing dishes; someone who washes dishes
  • Djiboutian -  of or relating to Djibouti or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Djibouti
  • dle -  a chronic skin disease occurring primarily in women between the ages of 20 and 40; characterized by an eruption of red lesions over the cheeks and bridge of the nose
  • documentary -  relating to or consisting of or derived from documents; emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation;  a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
  • Dog -  a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; informal term for a man; metal supports for logs in a fireplace; a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward; a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll; someone who is morally reprehensible; a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman; verb go after with the intent to catch
  • Dolphin -  any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises; large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)
  • Domestication -  accommodation to domestic life; adaptation to intimate association with human beings; the attribute of having been domesticated
  • Dominican -  of or relating to Saint Dominic or the Dominican order; of or relating to or characteristic of the Dominican Republic or its people;  a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order
  • Dominican Republic -  a republic in the West Indies; located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola
  • don -  a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename; a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov; Celtic goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrhod; corresponds to Irish Danu; a Spanish gentleman or nobleman; the head of an organized crime family; teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford); verb put clothing on one's body
  • Donkey -  the symbol of the Democratic Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874; domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn
  • Dot -  the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code; street name for lysergic acid diethylamide; the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966; a very small circular shape; verb mark with a dot; make a dot or dots; scatter or intersperse like dots or studs; distribute loosely
  • Doubles -  tennis played with two players on each side; badminton played with two players on each side
  • Doughnut -  a small ring-shaped friedcake; a toroidal shape
  • Drag -  the act of dragging (pulling with force); clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man); something tedious and boring; something that slows or delays progress; the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid; a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); verb proceed for an extended period of time; persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting; pull, as against a resistance; to lag or linger behind; move slowly and as if with great effort; use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu; suck in or take (air); search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost; draw slowly or heavily; walk without lifting the feet; force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
  • Dredge -  a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed; verb remove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water; search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost; cover before cooking
  • Dried -  preserved by removing natural moisture; not still wet
  • Drink -  the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; a single serving of a beverage; any large deep body of water; the act of swallowing; any liquid suitable for drinking; verb take in liquids; consume alcohol; drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to; propose a toast to
  • Dripping -  having liquid falling in drops; wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears; adv. extremely wet;  a liquid (as water) that flows in drops (as from the eaves of house); the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
  • Dry -  practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; lacking warmth or emotional involvement; having a large proportion of strong liquor; without a mucous or watery discharge; humorously sarcastic or mocking; (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; having no adornment or coloration; unproductive especially of the expected results; used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; not shedding tears; free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; not producing milk; opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; lacking moisture or volatile components;  a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages; verb remove the moisture from and make dry; become dry or drier
  • Drying oil -  an oil that hardens in air due to oxidation and is often used as a paint or varnish base
  • Duck -  small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs; a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents; flesh of a duck (domestic or wild); (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman; verb to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away; submerge or plunge suddenly; avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); dip into a liquid
  • Dulse -  coarse edible red seaweed
  • Dumplings -  small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough
  • Duncan -  United States dancer and pioneer of modern dance (1878-1927)
  • Dungeness crab -  small edible crab of Pacific coast of North America; small Pacific coast crab
  • Durian -  huge fruit native to southeastern Asia `smelling like Hell and tasting like Heaven'; seeds are roasted and eaten like nuts; tree of southeastern Asia having edible oval fruit with a hard spiny rind
  • Durum -  wheat with hard dark-colored kernels high in gluten and used for bread and pasta; grown especially in southern Russia, North Africa, and northern central North America
  • Dutch -  of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture;  the West Germanic language of the Netherlands; the people of the Netherlands
  • Eastern -  lying toward or situated in the east; relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world; of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States; from the east; used especially of winds; lying in or toward the east
  • Eating -  the act of consuming food
  • Eccles cake -  a flat round cake of sweetened pastry filled with dried fruit
  • Ecuadorian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Ecuador or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Ecuador
  • Edelweiss -  alpine perennial plant native to Europe having leaves covered with whitish down and small flower heads held in stars of glistening whitish bracts
  • Edward -  son of Edward III who defeated the French at Crecy and Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War (1330-1376); third son of Elizabeth II (born in 1964); King of England from 1272 to 1307; conquered Wales (1239-1307); King of England from 1307 to 1327 and son of Edward I; was defeated at Bannockburn by the Scots led by Robert the Bruce; was deposed and died in prison (1284-1327); son of Edward II and King of England from 1327-1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parliament (1312-1377); King of England from 1461 to 1470 and from 1471 to 1483; was dethroned in 1470 but regained the throne in 1471 by his victory at the battle of Tewkesbury (1442-1483); King of England who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father Edward IV but was immediately confined to the Tower of London where he and his younger brother were murdered (1470-1483); King of England and Ireland from 1547 to 1553; son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour; died of tuberculosis (1537-1553); King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841-1910); King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)
  • Eel -  voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins; the fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh water in Europe and America; large eels are usually smoked or pickled
  • Egg -  animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds; oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food; one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; verb coat with beaten egg; throw eggs at
  • Egg cream -  made of milk and flavored syrup with soda water
  • Egg roll -  minced vegetables and meat wrapped in a pancake and fried
  • Eggs -  oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
  • Egyptian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Egypt or its people or their language;  the ancient and now extinct language of Egypt under the Pharaohs; written records date back to 3000 BC; a native or inhabitant of Egypt
  • Elegant -  refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style; displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution; suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
  • Elephant -  five-toed pachyderm; the symbol of the Republican Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874
  • Emerald -  the green color of an emerald; a transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem; a green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone
  • Emmer -  hard red wheat grown especially in Russia and Germany; in United States as stock feed
  • Empire -  an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple; a group of countries under a single authority; a monarchy with an emperor as head of state; the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised; a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
  • Emu -  large Australian flightless bird similar to the ostrich but smaller; any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism
  • Engineering -  a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located; the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; the practical application of science to commerce or industry
  • English -  of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people; of or relating to the English language;  the discipline that studies the English language and literature; an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries; (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist; the people of England
  • English walnut -  nut with a wrinkled two-lobed seed and hard but relatively thin shell; widely used in cooking; Eurasian walnut valued for its large edible nut and its hard richly figured wood; widely cultivated
  • Enkephalin -  an endorphin having opiate qualities that occurs in the brain and spinal cord and elsewhere
  • Enterovirus -  any of a group of picornaviruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas (especially the nervous system)
  • Enterprise -  a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); readiness to embark on bold new ventures; an organization created for business ventures
  • Envy -  spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins); a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another; verb be envious of; set one's heart on; feel envious towards; admire enviously
  • Equipment -  an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
  • Eritrean -  of or relating to or characteristic of Eritrea or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Eritrea
  • Escargot -  edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic
  • Escherichia coli -  a species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; sometimes pathogenic; can be a threat to food safety
  • Essential oil -  an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings
  • Estonian -  of or pertaining to Estonia or the people or culture of Estonia;  the official language of Estonia; belongs to the Baltic-Finnic family of languages
  • Ethiopian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Ethiopia or its people or languages;  a native or inhabitant of Ethiopia
  • Eurasian -  relating to, or coming from, Europe and Asia;  a person of mixed European and Asian descent
  • Europe -  the nations of the European continent collectively; the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles; an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
  • European -  of or relating to or characteristic of Europe or the people of Europe;  a native or inhabitant of Europe
  • European beech -  large European beech with minutely-toothed leaves; widely planted as an ornamental in North America
  • Evans -  British archaeologist who excavated the palace of Knossos in Crete to find what he called Minoan civilization (1851-1941); United States anatomist who identified four pituitary hormones and discovered vitamin E (1882-1971)
  • extraction -  the act of pulling out (as a tooth); the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means; properties attributable to your ancestry
  • Falafel -  small croquette of mashed chick peas or fava beans seasoned with sesame seeds
  • Famine -  a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death; an acute insufficiency
  • Faroese -  a Scandinavian language (closely related to Icelandic) that is spoken on the Faroe Islands
  • Fast food -  inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly
  • Fat -  a chubby body; having much flesh (especially fat); marked by great fruitfulness; lucrative; having a relatively large diameter; containing or composed of fat;  a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides); excess bodily weight; a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs; verb make fat or plump
  • Fatback -  salt pork from the back of a hog carcass
  • Feather -  turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls; the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds; verb turn the oar, while rowing; turn the paddle; in canoeing; cover or fit with feathers; join tongue and groove, in carpentry; grow feathers
  • Fed Up -  having a strong distaste from surfeit
  • Fermentation -  a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol; a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
  • Fermenting -  a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
  • Fertile Crescent -  a geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates
  • Fiddlehead fern -  New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible
  • Field -  a particular kind of commercial enterprise; the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument); all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event; all of the horses in a particular horse race; (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1; (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information; a region in which active military operations are in progress; somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected; a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found; the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it; a place where planes take off and land; a branch of knowledge; a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; a piece of land prepared for playing a game; extensive tract of level open land; a particular environment or walk of life; verb select (a team or individual player) for a game; answer adequately or successfully; play as a fielder; catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
  • Fiesta -  an elaborate party (often outdoors)
  • Fiji -  an independent state within the British Commonwealth located on the Fiji Islands
  • Fijian -  of or relating to Fiji or its people or language or culture;  the Oceanic language spoken on Fiji; a native or inhabitant of Fiji
  • Filbert -  nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus; small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe
  • Filet mignon -  small steak cut from the thick end of a beef tenderloin
  • Filipino -  of or relating to or characteristic of the Philippines or its people or customs;  a native or inhabitant of the Philippines; official language of the Philippines; based on Tagalog; draws its lexicon from other Philippine languages
  • Filled -  (usually followed by `with' or used as a combining form) generously supplied with; (of time) taken up; of purchase orders that have been filled
  • Fillet -  fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members; a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish; a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef; a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband; a bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus; verb cut into filets; decorate with a lace of geometric designs
  • Financier -  a person skilled in large scale financial transactions; verb conduct financial operations, often in an unethical manner
  • Finnish -  of or relating to or characteristic of Finland or the people of Finland;  the official language of Finland; belongs to the Baltic Finnic family of languages
  • Fire -  the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning; intense adverse criticism; the event of something burning (often destructive); a severe trial; the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles); feelings of great warmth and intensity; verb bake in a kiln so as to harden; cause to go off; go off or discharge; drive out or away by or as if by fire; terminate the employment of; destroy by fire; start firing a weapon; call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); provide with fuel
  • Fish -  any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; the flesh of fish used as food; the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces; verb catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; seek indirectly
  • Fish fillet -  a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish
  • Fish finger -  a long fillet of fish breaded and fried
  • Fish oil -  a fatty oil obtained from the livers of various fish
  • Fish steak -  cross-section slice of a large fish
  • Flake -  a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; a person with an unusual or odd personality; a crystal of snow; verb cover with flakes or as if with flakes; form into flakes; come off in flakes or thin small pieces
  • Flamenco -  a style of dancing characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies; vigorous and rhythmic with clapping and stamping of feet; guitar music composed for dancing the flamenco
  • Flank -  the side between ribs and hipbone; a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg; the side of military or naval formation; a subfigure consisting of a side of something; verb be located at the sides of something or somebody
  • Flank steak -  a cut of beef from the flank of the animal
  • Flatbread -  any of various breads made from usually unleavened dough
  • Flatfish -  any of several families of fishes having flattened bodies that swim along the sea floor on one side of the body with both eyes on the upper side; sweet lean whitish flesh of any of numerous thin-bodied fish; usually served as thin fillets
  • flaxseed oil -  a drying oil extracted from flax seed and used in making such things as oil paints
  • Flint -  a city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing; a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River; a hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony
  • Flora -  a living organism lacking the power of locomotion; all the plant life in a particular region or period
  • Flounder -  any of various European and non-European marine flatfish; flesh of any of various American and European flatfish; verb behave awkwardly; have difficulties; walk with great difficulty
  • Flour -  fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain; verb convert grain into flour; cover with flour
  • Flummery -  a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal; meaningless ceremonies and flattery
  • food -  any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue; anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking; any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
  • Food pyramid -  (ecology) a hierarchy of food chains with the principal predator at the top; each level preys on the level below
  • Food stamp -  government-issued stamps used in exchange for food
  • Ford -  the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse; a shallow area in a stream that can be forded; United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947); 38th President of the United States; appointed vice president and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-); English writer and editor (1873-1939); son of Henry Ford (1893-1943); grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987); United States film maker (1896-1973); verb cross a river where it's shallow
  • Fortification -  the addition of an ingredient for the purpose of enrichment (as the addition of alcohol to wine or the addition of vitamins to food); defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it; the art or science of strengthening defenses
  • Fractionation -  separation into portions; a process that uses heat to separate a substance into its components
  • Free lunch -  something acquired without effort or payment or obligation
  • Freeze-drying -  a method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes
  • Freezing -  the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
  • French -  of or pertaining to France or the people of France;  the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France; the people of France; United States sculptor who created the seated marble figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. (1850-1931); verb snap (bean) lengthwise in preparation for cooking
  • French toast -  bread slice dipped in egg and milk and fried; topped with sugar or fruit or syrup
  • Fresh -  improperly forward or bold; not yet used or soiled; recently made, produced, or harvested; not rotten; not canned or otherwise preserved; not containing or composed of salt water; (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again; original and of a kind not seen before; not soured or preserved; with restored energy; having recently calved and therefore able to give milk; imparting vitality and energy; free from impurities; adv. very recently
  • Fricassee -  pieces of chicken or other meat stewed in gravy with e.g. carrots and onions and served with noodles or dumplings; verb make a fricassee of by cooking
  • Fried -  cooked by frying in fat
  • Frittata -  Italian omelet with diced vegetables and meats; cooked until bottom is set then inverted into another pan to cook the top
  • Fritter -  small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables; verb spend frivolously and unwisely
  • Frog -  any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species; a decorative loop of braid or cord; a person of French descent; verb hunt frogs for food
  • Frond -  compound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad
  • Fructose -  a simple sugar found in honey and in many ripe fruits
  • fruit -  the consequence of some effort or action; the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant; an amount of a product; verb bear fruit; cause to bear fruit
  • Frumenty -  sweet spiced porridge made from hulled wheat
  • Frying -  cooking in fat or oil in a pan or griddle
  • Fudge -  soft creamy candy; verb fake or falsify; avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
  • fuel -  a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; verb stimulate; take in fuel, as of a ship; provide with a combustible substance that provides energy; provide with fuel
  • Fugu -  a blowfish highly prized as a delicacy in Japan but highly dangerous because the skin and organs are poisonous
  • Fuji -  an extinct volcano in south central Honshu that is the highest peak in Japan; last erupted in 1707; famous for its symmetrical snow-capped peak; a sacred mountain and site for pilgrimages; shrubby Japanese cherry tree having pale pink blossoms
  • Fun -  providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining;  activities that are enjoyable or amusing; violent and excited activity; verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement
  • Fusion -  the act of fusing (or melting) together; correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization; the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept; an occurrence that involves the production of a union; a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy; the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words; the state of being combined into one body
  • Gabonese -  of or relating to Gabon or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Gabon
  • Gala -  a gay festivity
  • Galactose -  a simple sugar found in lactose
  • Galician -  a language spoken in Galicia in northwestern Spain; it is between Portuguese and Spanish but closer to Portuguese; sometimes considered a Portuguese or Spanish dialect
  • Gambian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Gambia or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Gambia
  • Game -  willing to face danger; disabled in the feet or legs;  an amusement or pastime; a contest with rules to determine a winner; a single play of a sport or other contest; frivolous or trifling behavior; your occupation or line of work; animal hunted for food or sport; the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game; the flesh of wild animals that is used for food; (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); verb place a bet on
  • Gammon -  hind portion of a side of bacon; meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
  • Gari -  cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca
  • Gari -  cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca
  • Garlic -  aromatic bulb used as seasoning; bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves
  • Garlic bread -  French or Italian bread sliced and spread with garlic butter then crisped in the oven
  • Garnish -  any decoration added as a trimming or adornment; something (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decoration; verb decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods; take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support
  • Gary -  a city in northwest Indiana on Lake Michigan; steel production
  • Gefilte fish -  well-seasoned balls of ground fish and eggs and crushed crumbs simmered in fish stock
  • General -  prevailing among and common to the general public; not specialized or limited to one class of things; applying to all or most members of a category or group; of national scope; affecting the entire body; somewhat indefinite; of worldwide scope or applicability;  a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); a general officer of the highest rank; the head of a religious order or congregation; verb command as a general
  • Genetic engineering -  the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism
  • genus -  a general kind of something; (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
  • 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
  • Georgia -  a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991; a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War; one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • Georgian -  of or relating to the Hanoverian kings of England; of or relating to or characteristic of the American state of Georgia or its inhabitants; of or relating to or characteristic of the Asian republic of Georgia or its people or language; of or relating to the former British colony of Georgia;  a southern Caucasian language with 3 million speakers and a long literary tradition; a native or inhabitant of Georgia in Asia; a native or resident of the American state of Georgia
  • German -  of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language; of a more or less German nature; somewhat German;  the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic; a person of German nationality
  • Ghanaian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Ghana or its people or language
  • Ghee -  clarified butter used in Indian cookery
  • Giardia -  a suspected cause of diarrhea in humans
  • ginger -  (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color;  pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Oriental cookery; dried ground gingerroot; perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems; liveliness and energy; verb add ginger to in order to add flavor
  • Glenn -  made the first orbital rocket-powered flight by a United States astronaut in 1962; later in United States Senate (1921-)
  • Global -  involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; having the shape of a sphere or ball
  • Glucose -  a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy
  • Glutamic acid -  an amino acid occurring in proteins; important in the nitrogen metabolism of plants; used in monosodium glutamate to enhance the flavor of meats
  • Glutamine -  a crystalline amino acid occurring in proteins; important in protein metabolism
  • Glutinous -  having the sticky properties of an adhesive
  • Glycine -  genus of Asiatic erect or sprawling herbs: soya bean; the simplest amino acid found in proteins and the principal amino acid in sugar cane
  • Glycine max -  erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia
  • Gnocchi -  (Italian) a small dumpling made of potato or flour or semolina that is boiled or baked and is usually served with a sauce or with grated cheese
  • Goat -  any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns; the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn; a victim of ridicule or pranks
  • Goethe -  German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832)
  • Gondi -  a Dravidian language spoken by the Gond in south central India
  • Goody -  something considered choice to eat
  • Goose -  web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks; flesh of a goose (domestic or wild); a man who is a stupid incompetent fool; verb give a spurt of fuel to; prod into action; pinch in the buttocks
  • Goose barnacle -  stalked barnacle that attaches to ship bottoms or floating timbers
  • Goujon -  large catfish of central United States having a flattened head and projecting jaw
  • Governmental -  dealing with the affairs or structure of government or politics or the state; of or relating to the governing authorities
  • Graham -  United States dancer and choreographer whose work was noted for its austerity and technical rigor (1893-1991); United States evangelical preacher famous as a mass evangelist (born in 1918); flour made by grinding the entire wheat berry including the bran; (`whole meal flour' is British usage)
  • Granny Smith -  apple with a green skin and hard tart flesh
  • Grape -  any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters; any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
  • Grape -  any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters; any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
  • Grapefruit -  large yellow fruit with somewhat acid juicy pulp; usual serving consists of a half; citrus tree bearing large round edible fruit having a thick yellow rind and juicy somewhat acid pulp
  • Grazing -  the act of brushing against while passing; the act of grazing
  • Great -  of major significance or importance; relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind; remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect; in an advanced stage of pregnancy; marked by active interest and enthusiasm; very good; uppercase;  a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
  • Greek -  of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks;  the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages; a native or inhabitant of Greece
  • Green -  of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass; not fully developed or mature; not ripe; looking pale and unhealthy; concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party; naive and easily deceived or tricked;  green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass; an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course; a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River; an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party; United States labor leader who was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952 and who led the struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1873-1952); street names for ketamine; any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables; a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; verb turn or become green
  • Green -  of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass; not fully developed or mature; not ripe; looking pale and unhealthy; concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party; naive and easily deceived or tricked;  green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass; an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course; a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River; an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party; United States labor leader who was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952 and who led the struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1873-1952); street names for ketamine; any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables; a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; verb turn or become green
  • Green olive -  olives picked green and pickled in brine; infrequently stuffed with e.g. pimento
  • Green Revolution -  the introduction of pesticides and high-yield grains and better management during the 1960s and 1970s which greatly increased agricultural productivity
  • Greening -  turning green; leafing out;  the phenomenon of vitality and freshness being restored
  • Grenadier -  deep-sea fish with a large head and body and long tapering tail; an infantryman equipped with grenades
  • Gridiron -  the playing field on which football is played; a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat
  • Grilling -  cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)
  • Grilling -  cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)
  • Grits -  coarsely ground hulled corn boiled as a breakfast dish in the southern United States
  • Ground -  (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting; a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage); a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused; a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle); the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface; the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; a rational motive for a belief or action; the solid part of the earth's surface; material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); a relation that provides the foundation for something; the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; verb instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject; connect to a ground; hit onto the ground; hit a groundball; throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage; place or put on the ground; confine or restrict to the ground; hit or reach the ground; bring to the ground; use as a basis for; found on; fix firmly and stably; cover with a primer; apply a primer to
  • Grouper -  usually solitary bottom sea basses of warm seas; flesh of a saltwater fish similar to sea bass
  • Grouse -  popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet; flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae; usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil; verb hunt grouse; complain
  • Guangzhou -  a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port
  • Guatemalan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Guatemala or its residents;  a native or inhabitant of Guatemala
  • Guinea pig -  stout-bodied nearly tailless domesticated cavy; often kept as a pet and widely used in research; a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
  • Guinean -  of or relating to or characteristic of Guinea or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Guinea
  • Gujarati -  the Indic language spoken by the people of India who live in Gujarat in western India; a member of the people of Gujarat
  • Gumbo -  a soup or stew thickened with okra pods; long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews; any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water; tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus
  • Gyro -  a Greek sandwich: sliced roast lamb with onion and tomato stuffed into pita bread; rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction
  • Haddock -  important food fish on both sides of the Atlantic; related to cod but usually smaller; lean white flesh of fish similar to but smaller than cod; usually baked or poached or as fillets sauteed or fried
  • Haggis -  made of sheep's or calf's viscera minced with oatmeal and suet and onions and boiled in the animal's stomach
  • Haitian -  of or relating to or characteristic of the republic of Haiti or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Haiti
  • Halibut -  marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes; lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific
  • Ham -  meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked); an unskilled actor who overacts; a licensed amateur radio operator; (Old Testament) son of Noah; verb exaggerate one's acting
  • Ham sandwich -  a sandwich made with a filling of sliced ham
  • Hamburger -  a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients; beef that has been ground
  • Happy hour -  the time of day when a bar sells alcoholic drinks at a reduced price
  • Hard -  dried out; unfortunate or hard to bear; resisting weight or pressure; dispassionate; (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum; (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source; being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content; very strong or vigorous; not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; produced without vibration of the vocal cords; adv. with effort or force or vigor; to the full extent possible; all the way; slowly and with difficulty; causing great damage or hardship; with firmness; earnestly or intently; with pain or distress or bitterness; very near or close in space or time; into a solid condition; indulging excessively
  • Hard clam -  an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians
  • Hare -  swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes; flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food; verb run quickly, like a hare
  • Harp seal -  common arctic seal; the young are all white
  • Hasty pudding -  cornmeal mush served with sweetening (maple syrup or brown sugar); sweetened porridge made of tapioca or flour or oatmeal cooked quickly in milk or water
  • Hatch -  a movable barrier covering a hatchway; shading consisting of multiple crossing lines; the production of young from an egg; verb emerge from the eggs; draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper; inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating; sit on (eggs); devise or invent
  • Hawaii -  a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands; the largest and southernmost of the Hawaii islands; has several volcanic peaks
  • Hawaiian -  of or relating to or characteristic of the state or island of Hawaii or to the people or culture or language;  the Oceanic languages spoken on Hawaii; a native or resident of Hawaii
  • haze -  atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility; confusion characterized by lack of clarity; verb harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions; become hazy, dull, or cloudy
  • Hazelnut -  nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus; any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
  • Health -  the general condition of body and mind; a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
  • Heart -  a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it; an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; the courage to carry on; the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body; the locus of feelings and intuitions; a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal); a plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; a positive feeling of liking; an area that is approximately central within some larger region
  • Heirloom -  something that has been in a family for generations; (law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance
  • Hemp -  a plant fiber; a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging; any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs
  • Hepatitis A -  an acute but benign form of viral hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood serum and is usually transmitted by ingesting food or drink that is contaminated with fecal matter
  • Herbert -  United States musician and composer and conductor noted for his comic operas (1859-1924)
  • Herring -  commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific; valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
  • Hibachi -  a portable brazier that burns charcoal and has a grill for cooking; verb cook over a hibachi grill
  • Hibernal -  characteristic of or relating to winter
  • Hickory -  American hardwood tree bearing edible nuts; valuable tough heavy hardwood from various hickory trees
  • hide -  body covering of a living animal; the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal); verb prevent from being seen or discovered; be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety; make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; cover as if with a shroud
  • Himalayan -  of or relating to the Himalayas
  • Hindu -  of or relating to or supporting Hinduism;  a person who adheres to Hinduism; a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
  • Histidine -  an essential amino acid found in proteins that is important for the growth and repair of tissue
  • historical -  having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary; of or relating to the study of history; belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past; used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time
  • History -  the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings; all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge; a record or narrative description of past events; the aggregate of past events; the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future
  • Home Guard -  a volunteer unit formed to defend the homeland while the regular army is fighting elsewhere
  • Hominy -  hulled corn with the bran and germ removed
  • Honduran -  of or relating to or characteristic of Honduras or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Honduras
  • Honey -  of something having the color of honey;  a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees; a beloved person; used as terms of endearment; verb sweeten with honey
  • Honey cake -  a spicy cake partially sweetened with honey
  • Honeydew -  the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large smooth greenish-white melon with pale green flesh
  • Hong Kong -  formerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guangdong province; leased by China to Britain in 1842 and returned in 1997; one of the world's leading commercial centers
  • Honor -  a woman's virtue or chastity; the quality of being honorable and having a good name; the state of being honored; a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; verb accept as pay; bestow honor or rewards upon; show respect towards
  • Horn -  one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates; any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn; an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound; a high pommel of a Western saddle (usually metal covered with leather); a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it; a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning; the material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails; a device on an automobile for making a warning noise; a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves; a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves; verb stab or pierce with a horn or tusk
  • horned -  having a horn or horns or hornlike parts or horns of a particular kind
  • Hors d'oeuvre -  a dish served as an appetizer before the main meal
  • Horse -  solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times; a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs; a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa); a framework for holding wood that is being sawed; troops trained to fight on horseback; verb provide with a horse or horses
  • Horseradish -  grated horseradish root; coarse Eurasian plant cultivated for its thick white pungent root; the root of the horseradish plant; it is grated or ground and used for seasoning
  • Horseshoe -  U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof; game equipment consisting of an open ring of iron used in playing horseshoes; verb equip (a horse) with a horseshoe or horseshoes
  • Hostess -  a woman innkeeper; a woman host; a woman steward on an airplane
  • Hot chocolate -  a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
  • Hot-dog - verb perform intricate maneuvers while skiing
  • Hot pepper -  any of various pungent capsicum fruits; plant bearing very hot medium-sized oblong red peppers; grown principally in the Gulf Coast states for production of hot sauce
  • Hudson -  a New York river; flows southward into New York Bay; explored by Henry Hudson early in the 17th century; English navigator who discovered the Hudson River; in 1610 he attempted to winter in Hudson Bay but his crew mutinied and set him adrift to die (1565-1611); English naturalist (born in Argentina) (1841-1922)
  • Human -  having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings; characteristic of humanity; relating to a person;  any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  • Humboldt -  German naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859); German philologist noted for his studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)
  • Hummus -  a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East
  • Hungarian -  relating to or characteristic of Hungary;  the official language of Hungary (also spoken in Rumania); belongs to the Ugric family of languages; a native or inhabitant of Hungary
  • Hungary -  a republic in central Europe
  • Hunger -  strong desire for something (not food or drink); a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation; verb feel the need to eat; be hungry; go without food; have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
  • Hybrid -  produced by crossbreeding;  an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species; a composite of mixed origin; a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
  • Hydrolysis -  a chemical reaction in which water reacts with a compound to produce other compounds; involves the splitting of a bond and the addition of the hydrogen cation and the hydroxide anion from the water
  • Ice Cream -  frozen dessert containing cream and sugar and flavoring
  • Ice Cream -  frozen dessert containing cream and sugar and flavoring
  • Ice milk -  similar to ice cream but made of milk
  • Iceland -  a volcanic island in the North Atlantic near the Arctic Circle; an island republic on the island of Iceland; became independent of Denmark in 1944
  • Icelandic -  of or relating to Iceland or its people or culture and language;  a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Iceland
  • Inc -  a heterogeneous collection of groups united in their opposition to Saddam Hussein's government of Iraq; formed in 1992 it is comprised of Sunni and Shiite Arabs and Kurds who hope to build a new government
  • Inca -  a member of the small group of Quechuan people living in the Cuzco valley in Peru who established hegemony over their neighbors to create the great Inca empire that lasted from about 1100 until the Spanish conquest in the early 1530s; a ruler of the Incas (or a member of his family)
  • India -  a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
  • Indian -  of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages; of or relating to or characteristic of India or the East Indies or their peoples or languages or cultures;  a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived; a native or inhabitant of India; any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
  • Indonesia -  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
  • Indonesian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Indonesia or its people or languages;  the dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia; a native or inhabitant of Indonesia
  • Industry -  the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise; persevering determination to perform a task
  • Infusion -  the act of infusing or introducing a certain modifying element or quality; (medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force); the process of extracting certain active properties (as a drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking (usually in water); a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
  • Instant -  in or of the present month; demanding attention; occurring with no delay;  a particular point in time; a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat)
  • Inuit -  a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia); the Algonquians called them Eskimo (`eaters of raw flesh') but they call themselves the Inuit (`the people')
  • Iodine -  a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks); a tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol; applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic
  • Iranian -  of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture;  the modern Persian language spoken in Iran; a native or inhabitant of Iran
  • Iraqi -  of or relating to Iraq or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Iraq
  • Ireland -  an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland; a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
  • Irish -  of or relating to or characteristic of Ireland or its people;  the Celtic language of Ireland; whiskey made in Ireland chiefly from barley; people of Ireland or of Irish extraction
  • Iron -  extremely robust;  home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth; a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head; implement used to brand live stock; a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood; verb press and smooth with a heated iron
  • Irradiation -  (Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus; the apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background; (physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex; the condition of being exposed to radiation; (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance; a column of light (as from a beacon)
  • Irvingia gabonensis -  African tree with edible yellow fruit resembling mangos; valued for its oil-rich seed and hardy green wood that resists termites
  • Islamic -  of or relating to or supporting Islamism
  • Isoleucine -  an essential amino acid found in proteins; isomeric with leucine
  • Israel -  an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC; Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
  • Israeli -  of or relating to or characteristic of Israel or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Israel
  • Italian -  of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language;  the Romance language spoken in Italy; a native or inhabitant of Italy
  • Ivory -  a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses; a shade of white the color of bleached bones
  • Jack -  male donkey; any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas; tool for exerting pressure or lifting; one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince; small flag indicating a ship's nationality; game equipment consisting of one of several small six-pointed metal pieces that are picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks; an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug; a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling; a small worthless amount; immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted; someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor; a man who serves as a sailor; verb lift with a special device; hunt with a jacklight
  • Jaeger -  rapacious seabird that pursues weaker birds to make them drop their prey
  • Jaggery -  unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap
  • Jain -  relating to or characteristic of Jainism
  • Jakarta -  capital and largest city of Indonesia; located on the island of Java; founded by the Dutch in 17th century
  • Jam -  preserve of crushed fruit; deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems; a dense crowd of people; informal terms for a difficult situation; verb interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; crush or bruise; crowd or pack to capacity; get stuck and immobilized; push down forcibly; block passage through; press tightly together or cram
  • Jamaican -  of or relating to Jamaica (the island or the country) or to its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Jamaica
  • Jamming -  deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems
  • Japan -  lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient; lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer; 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; a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building; verb coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan
  • Japanese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language;  the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese; a native or inhabitant of Japan
  • Jasmine -  any of several shrubs and vines of the genus Jasminum chiefly native to Asia
  • Javanese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Java or its inhabitants;  the Indonesian language spoken on Java; a native or inhabitant of Java
  • Jazz -  a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands; a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles; empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; verb play something in the style of jazz; have sexual intercourse with
  • Jellyfish -  any of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans; large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles
  • Jerky -  having or revealing stupidity; marked by abrupt transitions; not having a steady rhythm;  meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
  • Jewelry -  an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
  • Jewish -  of or relating to Jews or their culture or religion
  • Job's tears -  hard pearly seeds of an Asiatic grass; often used as beads
  • Johnny Appleseed -  United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774-1845)
  • Johnnycake -  cornbread usually cooked pancake-style on a griddle (chiefly New England)
  • Jonah crab -  large red deep-water crab of the eastern coast of North America
  • Jonathan -  red late-ripening apple; primarily eaten raw
  • Jones -  English phonetician (1881-1967); one of the first great English architects and a theater designer (1573-1652); American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792); United States golfer (1902-1971); United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident (1864-1900); United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930)
  • Jordanian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Jordan or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Jordan
  • Jubilee -  a special anniversary (or the celebration of it)
  • Jug -  a large bottle with a narrow mouth; the quantity contained in a jug; verb stew in an earthenware jug; lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
  • juice -  any of several liquids of the body; the liquid part that can be extracted from plant or animal tissue; electric current; energetic vitality
  • Junk food -  food that tastes good but is high in calories having little nutritional value
  • Junket -  a trip taken by an official at public expense; dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet; a journey taken for pleasure; verb partake in a feast or banquet; provide a feast or banquet for; go on a pleasure trip
  • Jupiter -  the largest planet and the 5th from the sun; has many satellites and is one of the brightest objects in the night sky; (Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus
  • Kangaroo -  any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail
  • Kansas City -  a city of northeast Kansas on the Missouri River adjacent to Kansas City, Missouri; a city in western Missouri situated at the confluence of the Kansas River and the Missouri River; adjacent to Kansas City, Kansas
  • Karat -  the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold
  • Karnataka -  state in southern India; formerly Mysore
  • Kasha -  boiled or baked buckwheat
  • Kashmiri -  of or relating to or characteristic of Kashmir or its people or culture;  the official state language of Kashmir; a member of the people of Kashmir
  • Kazakh -  the Turkic language spoken by the Kazak; a landlocked republic south of Russia and northeast of the Caspian Sea; the original Turkic-speaking inhabitants were overrun by Mongols in the 13th century; an Asian soviet from 1936 to 1991; a Muslim who is a member of a Turkic people of western Asia (especially in Kazakstan)
  • Kebab -  cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables
  • Kent -  a county in southeastern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, it was the first to be colonized by the Romans; United States painter noted for his woodcuts (1882-1971)
  • Kenya -  a republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1963; major archeological discoveries have been made in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya
  • Kenyan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Kenya or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Kenya
  • Kernel -  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; a single whole grain of a cereal; the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
  • Ketchup -  thick spicy sauce made from tomatoes
  • Key lime -  small yellow-green limes of southern Florida
  • king -  (chess) the weakest but the most important piece; one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king; a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward; a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom; a competitor who holds a preeminent position; United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968); United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925); United States woman tennis player (born in 1943); preeminence in a particular category or group or field; a very wealthy or powerful businessman
  • King crab -  large edible crab of northern Pacific waters especially along the coasts of Alaska and Japan; large marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tail; a living fossil related to the wood louse; a large spider crab of Europe; meat of large cold-water crab; mainly leg meat
  • Kingfish -  large game fish of Australia and New Zealand; any of several food and game fishes of the drum family indigenous to warm Atlantic waters of the North American coast; the lean flesh of any of several fish caught off the Atlantic coast of the United States; small silvery marine food fish found off California; large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal Atlantic waters
  • Kipper -  salted and smoked herring
  • Kitchen -  a room equipped for preparing meals
  • Knackwurst -  short thick highly seasoned sausage
  • Knish -  (Yiddish) baked or fried turnover filled with potato or meat or cheese; often eaten as a snack
  • Knobbed -  used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
  • Kola nut -  bitter brown seed containing caffein; source of cola extract; tree bearing large brown nuts containing e.g. caffeine; source of cola extract
  • Kolam -  a member of a formerly tribal people now living in south central India
  • Komi -  the Finnic language spoken by the Komi; a member of a Finnish people living in the northwestern Urals in Russia
  • Korean -  of or relating to or characteristic of Korea or its people or language;  the Altaic language spoken by Koreans; a native or inhabitant of Korea who speaks the Korean language
  • Kosher -  conforming to dietary laws; proper or legitimate;  food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law
  • Krill -  shrimp-like planktonic crustaceans; major source of food for e.g. baleen whales
  • Kumis -  an alcoholic beverage made from fermented mare's milk; made originally by nomads of central Asia
  • Kumquat -  small oval citrus fruit with thin sweet rind and very acid pulp; any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp
  • Kurdish -  of or relating to Kurdistan or the Kurds or their language and culture;  an Iranian language spoken in Turkey and Iran and Iraq and Syria and Russia
  • Kurrajong -  widely distributed tree of eastern Australia yielding a tough durable fiber and soft light attractively grained wood; foliage is an important emergency food for cattle
  • Kuwaiti -  of or relating to the capital of Kuwait or its residents; of or relating to the kingdom of Kuwait or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Kuwait
  • La Crosse -  a town in western Wisconsin on the Mississippi River
  • Lac -  resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax
  • Lactation -  the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands; the period following birth during which milk is secreted; feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
  • Lactose -  a sugar comprising one glucose molecule linked to a galactose molecule; occurs only in milk
  • Lagos -  chief port and economic center of Nigeria; located in southwestern Nigeria on the Gulf of Guinea; former capital of Nigeria
  • Lambert -  English composer and conductor (1905-1951); a cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter
  • Lame -  disabled in the feet or legs; pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness;  a fabric interwoven with threads of metal; someone who doesn't understand what is going on; verb deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg
  • Lamiaceae -  the mints: aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including thyme; sage; rosemary
  • Land -  relating to or characteristic of or occurring on land;  the solid part of the earth's surface; material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one-step photographic process (1909-1991); the land on which real estate is located; agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life; the people who live in a nation or country; a politically organized body of people under a single government; the territory occupied by a nation; territory over which rule or control is exercised; extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; a domain in which something is dominant; verb reach or come to rest; cause to come to the ground; arrive on shore; bring ashore; deliver (a blow); bring into a different state; shoot at and force to come down
  • Lao -  of or relating to a member of the Buddhist people inhabiting the Mekong river in Laos and Thailand;  the Tai language of a Buddhist people living in the area of the Mekong River in Thailand and Laos; a member of a Buddhist people inhabiting the area of the Mekong River in Laos and Thailand and speaking the Lao language; related to the Thais
  • Lard -  soft white semisolid fat obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of the hog; verb prepare or cook with lard; add details to
  • Lat -  a broad flat muscle on either side of the back
  • Latin America -  the parts of North America and South America south of the United States where Romance languages are spoken
  • Latin-American -  of or relating to the countries of Latin America or their people
  • Latke -  made of grated potato and egg with a little flour
  • Lattice -  framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal; an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions; small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
  • Latvian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Latvia or its people or language;  the official language of Latvia; belongs to the Baltic branch of Indo-European; a native or inhabitant of Latvia
  • lauric acid -  a crystalline fatty acid occurring as glycerides in natural fats and oils (especially coconut oil and palm-kernel oil)
  • leaf -  hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door); a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book); the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants; verb produce leaves, of plants; turn over pages; look through a book or other written material
  • leaf -  hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door); a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book); the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants; verb produce leaves, of plants; turn over pages; look through a book or other written material
  • Leavening -  an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something; a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
  • Lebanese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Lebanon or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Lebanon
  • lectin -  any of several plant glycoproteins that act like specific antibodies but are not antibodies in that they are not evoked by an antigenic stimulus
  • Leek -  related to onions; white cylindrical bulb and flat dark-green leaves; plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum
  • Lemon -  an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory; a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons; yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh; a small evergreen tree that originated in Asia but is widely cultivated for its fruit; a strong yellow color
  • Lemon drop -  a hard candy with lemon flavor and a yellow color and (usually) the shape of a lemon
  • Lemon juice -  usually freshly squeezed juice of lemons
  • Lemonade -  sweetened beverage of diluted lemon juice
  • Lentil soup -  made of stock and lentils with onions carrots and celery
  • Lesotho -  a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
  • let -  a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again; the most brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India; verb leave unchanged; actively cause something to happen; make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition; consent to, give permission; grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
  • Lettuce -  leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa; any of various plants of the genus Lactuca; informal terms for money
  • Leucine -  a white crystalline amino acid occurring in proteins that is essential for nutrition; obtained by the hydrolysis of most dietary proteins
  • Levantine -  of or relating to the Levant or its inhabitants;  (formerly) a native or inhabitant of the Levant
  • Liberian -  of or relating to Liberia or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Liberia
  • Liberty -  freedom of choice; personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression; an act of undue intimacy; immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence; leave granted to a sailor or naval officer
  • Libyan -  of or relating to Libya or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Libya
  • Licorice -  a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant; deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots
  • Licorice root -  root of licorice used in flavoring e.g. candy and liqueurs and medicines
  • Liechtensteiner -  of or relating to Liechtenstein or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Liechtenstein
  • Lightning -  the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash); can scintillate for a second or more; abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light
  • Limburger -  a soft white cheese with a very strong pungent odor and flavor
  • Lime -  the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees; any of various related trees bearing limes; any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber; a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds; a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide; a caustic substance produced by heating limestone; verb cover with lime so as to induce growth; spread birdlime on branches to catch birds
  • Lime juice -  usually freshly squeezed juice of limes
  • Limeade -  sweetened beverage of lime juice and water
  • Limonene -  a liquid terpene with a lemon odor; found in lemons and oranges and other essential oils
  • Lincolnshire -  an agricultural county of eastern England on the North Sea
  • linoleic acid -  a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid abundant in plant fats and oils; a fatty acid essential for nutrition; used to make soap
  • Linseed oil -  a drying oil extracted from flax seed and used in making such things as oil paints
  • list -  a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics); the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; verb give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; tilt to one side; cause to lean to the side; include in a list; enumerate
  • Listeria -  any species of the genus Listeria
  • Lithuanian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Lithuania or its people or language;  the official language of Lithuania; belongs to the Baltic branch of Indo-European; a native or inhabitant of Lithuania
  • Liver -  having a reddish-brown color;  large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes; liver of an animal used as meat; someone who lives in a place; a person who has a special life style
  • Livestock -  not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit
  • Livonian -  the Finnic language spoken by the people of Livonia in Estonia and Latvia; a member of the Livonian-speaking people of Latvia
  • Llama -  wild or domesticated South American cud-chewing animal related to camels but smaller and lacking a hump
  • Lobster -  any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae; flesh of a lobster
  • Locust -  migratory grasshoppers of warm regions having short antennae; hardwood from any of various locust trees; any of various hardwood trees of the family Leguminosae
  • Logan -  a mountain peak in the St. Elias Range in the southwestern Yukon Territory in Canada (19,850 feet high)
  • Lombard -  a member of a Germanic people who invaded northern Italy in the 6th century
  • London -  the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center; United States writer of novels based on experiences in the Klondike gold rush (1876-1916)
  • Los Angeles -  a city in southern California; motion picture capital of the world; most populous city of California and second largest in the United States
  • Lotus -  white Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians; native to eastern Asia; widely cultivated for its large pink or white flowers; annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs
  • Louis -  United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight campion for 12 years (1914-1981)
  • Lower -  the lower of two berths; verb set lower; cause to drop or sink; move something or somebody to a lower position; look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval; make lower or quieter
  • Lox -  brine-cured salmon that is lightly smoked; a bluish translucent magnetic liquid obtained by compressing gaseous oxygen and then cooling it below its boiling point; used as an oxidizer in rocket propellants
  • Lunch -  a midday meal; verb take the midday meal; provide a midday meal for
  • Lunch meat -  any of various sausages or molded loaf meats sliced and served cold
  • Luncheon meat -  any of various sausages or molded loaf meats sliced and served cold
  • Lutefisk -  dried cod soaked in a lye solution before boiling to give it a gelatinous consistency
  • Luxembourg -  a grand duchy (a constitutional monarchy) landlocked in northwestern Europe between France and Belgium and Germany; an international financial center; the capital and largest city of Luxembourg
  • Lysine -  an essential amino acid found in proteins; occurs especially in gelatin and casein
  • Macadamia -  any tree of the genus Macadamia
  • Macadamia nut -  nutlike seed with sweet and crisp white meat; small Australian tree with racemes of pink flowers; widely cultivated (especially in Hawaii) for its sweet edible nuts
  • Macedonia -  landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991; the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
  • Macedonian -  of or relating to Macedonia or its inhabitants;  the Slavic language of modern Macedonia; a native or inhabitant of Macedon
  • Mackerel -  any of various fishes of the family Scombridae; flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish
  • Macoun -  similar to McIntosh; juicy and late-ripening
  • Macrobiotic -  of or relating to the theory or practice of macrobiotics
  • Madeira cake -  a rich sponge cake with close texture; intended to be eaten with a glass of Madeira wine
  • Magnesium -  a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine)
  • Main course -  a square mainsail; the principal dish of a meal
  • Maize -  a strong yellow color; tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
  • Maize -  a strong yellow color; tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
  • Major -  greater in number or size or amount; greater in scope or effect; of full legal age; of a scale or mode; of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes; of greater importance or stature or rank; of greater seriousness or danger;  the principal field of study of a student at a university; a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain; a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943); verb have as one's principal field of study
  • Malawian -  relating to or characteristic of Malawi or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Malawi
  • Malay -  of or relating to or characteristic of the people or language of Malaysia and the northern Malay Peninsula and parts of the western Malay Archipelago;  a western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages; a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
  • Malaysia -  a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
  • Malaysian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Malaysia;  the Malay language spoken in Malaysia; a native or inhabitant of Malaysia
  • Malaysian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Malaysia;  the Malay language spoken in Malaysia; a native or inhabitant of Malaysia
  • Maldivian -  a native or inhabitant of Maldives
  • Malian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Mali or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Mali
  • Malnutrition -  a state of poor nutrition; can result from insufficient or excessive or unbalanced diet or from inability to absorb foods
  • Malted -  of grain that has been converted into malt;  a milkshake made with malt powder
  • Maltese -  of or relating to the island or republic of Malta or its inhabitants;  breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat
  • Maltose -  a white crystalline sugar formed during the digestion of starches
  • Malus -  apple trees; found throughout temperate zones of the northern hemisphere
  • Malus pumila -  native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
  • Mama -  a name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped; informal terms for a mother
  • Mandarin -  the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China; a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China; a high public official of imperial China; any high government official or bureaucrat; a member of an elite intellectual or cultural group; shrub or small tree having flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and easily removed; native to southeastern Asia
  • Manganese -  a hard brittle grey polyvalent metallic element that resembles iron but is not magnetic; used in making steel; occurs in many minerals
  • Mannequin -  a life-size dummy used to display clothes; a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
  • Mantis shrimp -  tropical marine burrowing crustaceans with large grasping appendages
  • Maple -  any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone; wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring
  • Maple syrup -  made by concentrating sap from sugar maples
  • Marasca -  Dalmatian bitter wild cherry tree bearing fruit whose juice is made into maraschino liqueur; small bitter fruit of the marasca cherry tree from whose juice maraschino liqueur is made
  • Maraschino cherry -  cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur; Dalmatian bitter wild cherry tree bearing fruit whose juice is made into maraschino liqueur
  • Marbled -  patterned with veins or streaks or color resembling marble
  • Margarine -  a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter
  • Maritimes -  the collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
  • Marketing -  shopping at a market; the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service; the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
  • Marlin -  large long-jawed oceanic sport fishes; related to sailfishes and spearfishes; not completely cold-blooded i.e. able to warm their brains and eyes
  • Marmalade -  a preserve made of the pulp and rind of citrus fruits
  • Marquette -  a town on Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula in northwest Michigan; French missionary who accompanied Louis Joliet in exploring the upper Mississippi River valley (1637-1675)
  • Marrow -  the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones; large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins; very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones; any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • Marzipan -  almond paste and egg whites
  • Masa -  an independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages
  • Massasoit -  Wampanoag leader who aided the Pilgrims (1580-1661)
  • Matzah ball -  a Jewish dumpling made of matzo meal; usually served in soup
  • Matzo -  brittle flat bread eaten at Passover
  • Matzo ball -  a Jewish dumpling made of matzo meal; usually served in soup
  • Mauritanian -  of or related to the island or country of Mauritius or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Mauritania
  • Mauritian -  of or related to the island or country of Mauritius or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Mauritius
  • Mauritius -  an island in the southwestern Indian Ocean; a parliamentary state on the island of Mauritius
  • Mayan -  a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy; a family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya
  • Mazzard -  wild or seedling sweet cherry used as stock for grafting
  • McIntosh -  early-ripening apple popular in the northeastern United States; primarily eaten raw but suitable for applesauce
  • Meal -  coarsely ground foodstuff; especially seeds of various cereal grasses or pulse; the food served and eaten at one time; any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times
  • Mealworm -  the larva of beetles of the family Tenebrionidae
  • Meat -  the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
  • Meat pie -  pie made with meat or fowl enclosed in pastry or covered with pastry or biscuit dough
  • Meat pie -  pie made with meat or fowl enclosed in pastry or covered with pastry or biscuit dough
  • Meatball -  ground meat formed into a ball and fried or simmered in broth
  • Meatloaf -  a baked loaf of ground meat
  • Mechanical -  using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices; relating to or governed by or in accordance with mechanics; relating to or concerned with machinery or tools
  • Medieval -  as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened; relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages; characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages
  • Mediterranean -  of or relating to or characteristic of or located near the Mediterranean Sea;  the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
  • 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; (Greek mythology) a woman transformed into a Gorgon by Athena; she was slain by Perseus; any of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans
  • Melba -  Australian operatic soprano (1861-1931)
  • Melody -  the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes; a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  • Melon -  any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh; any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers
  • Melt -  the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; verb become less intense and fade away gradually; lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; become or cause to become soft or liquid
  • Memphis -  an ancient city of Egypt on the Nile (south of Cairo); largest city of Tennessee; located in southwestern Tennessee on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River
  • men -  the force of workers available
  • Mennonite -  a member of an Anabaptist movement in Holland noted for its simplicity of life
  • Merry-go-round -  a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose); large mechanical apparatus with seats for children to ride on
  • Mesocarp -  the middle layer of a pericarp
  • metabolite -  any substance involved in metabolism (either as a product of metabolism or as necessary for metabolism)
  • Methionine -  a crystalline amino acid containing sulfur; found in most proteins and essential for nutrition
  • Mexican -  of or relating to Mexico or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Mexico
  • Mexico -  a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
  • Microbiology -  the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans
  • Middle Ages -  the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
  • military -  associated with or performed by armed services as contrasted with civilians; characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military; of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare;  the military forces of a nation
  • Milk -  produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young; a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings; any of several nutritive milklike liquids; a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River; verb take milk from female mammals; add milk to; exploit as much as possible
  • Milkmaid -  a woman who works in a dairy
  • Milkman -  someone who delivers milk
  • Milkshake -  frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
  • Milky -  resembling milk in color or cloudiness; not clear
  • Milling -  corrugated edge of a coin
  • Milo -  small drought-resistant sorghums having large yellow or whitish grains
  • Mimic -  constituting an imitation;  someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress); verb imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect
  • Mincing -  affectedly dainty or refined
  • MIND -  that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; knowledge and intellectual ability; attention; recall or remembrance; your intention; what you intend to do; an opinion formed by judging something; an important intellectual; verb keep in mind; be concerned with or about something or somebody; be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by; be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to; be in charge of or deal with; pay close attention to; give heed to
  • Miscellaneous -  constituting a grab-bag category; consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity)
  • Mission -  the organized work of a religious missionary; a special assignment that is given to a person or group; an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work; a group of representatives or delegates
  • Mizen -  fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast; third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more masts; the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy
  • mocha -  superior dark coffee made from beans from Arabia; flavoring made from mixed coffee and chocolate; soft suede glove leather from goatskin
  • Mockernut hickory -  smooth-barked North American hickory with 7 to 9 leaflets bearing a hard-shelled edible nut
  • Modeling -  a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied; the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale); sculpture produced by molding
  • modern -  characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture; used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; relating to a recently developed fashion or style; ahead of the times;  a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes; a contemporary person
  • Molasses -  thick dark syrup produced by boiling down juice from sugar cane; especially during sugar refining
  • Moldovan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Moldova or its people or culture
  • Molybdenum -  a polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties; used to strengthen and harden steel
  • Mon -  the Mon-Khmer language spoken by the Mon; a member of a Buddhist people living in Myanmar and adjacent parts of Thailand; the second day of the week; the first working day
  • MON -  the Mon-Khmer language spoken by the Mon; a member of a Buddhist people living in Myanmar and adjacent parts of Thailand; the second day of the week; the first working day
  • Mongolian -  of or relating to the modern Mongolian People's Republic; of or relating to the region of Mongolia or its people or their languages or cultures;  a family of Altaic language spoken in Mongolia; a member of the nomadic peoples of Mongolia
  • Monkey -  any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians); one who is playfully mischievous; verb do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
  • Monosaccharide -  a sugar (like sucrose or fructose) that does not hydrolyse to give other sugars; the simplest group of carbohydrates
  • Montreal -  a city in southern Quebec province on the Saint Lawrence River; the largest city in Quebec and 2nd largest in Canada; the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world
  • Moose -  large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
  • more -  (comparative of `much' used with mass s) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree; (comparative of `many' used with count s) quantifier meaning greater in number; adv. used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs; comparative of much; to a greater degree or extent;  English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
  • Morello -  cultivated sour cherry with dark-colored skin and juice; any of several cultivated sour cherry trees bearing fruit with dark skin and juice
  • Moroccan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Morocco or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Morocco
  • Morris -  United States statesman who led the committee that produced the final draft of the United States Constitution (1752-1816); leader of the American Revolution who signed the Declaration of Independence and raised money for the Continental Army (1734-1806); English poet and craftsman (1834-1896); United States suffragist in Wyoming (1814-1902)
  • Moses -  (Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus; Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai; United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860-1961)
  • Mountain -  a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill; a large number or amount
  • Mozambican -  of or relating to the people of Mozambique; of or relating to or located in Mozambique;  a native or inhabitant of Mozambique
  • Mrs -  a form of address for a married woman
  • MSG -  white crystalline compound used as a food additive to enhance flavor; often used in Chinese cooking
  • Mud flat -  a tract of low muddy land near an estuary; covered at high tide and exposed at low tide
  • Musa -  type genus of the Musaceae: bananas
  • Musa acuminata -  low-growing Asian banana tree cultivated especially in the West Indies for its clusters of edible yellow fruit
  • Mush -  a journey by dogsled; cornmeal boiled in water; an expression that is excessively sweet and sentimental; any soft or soggy mass; verb drive (a team of dogs or a dogsled); travel with a dogsled
  • Mushy peas -  marrowfat peas that have been soaked overnight and then boiled; served with fish and chips
  • muskmelon -  the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers; any of several varieties of vine whose fruit has a netted rind and edible flesh and a musky smell
  • Mussel -  marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk that lives attached to rocks etc.; black marine bivalves usually steamed in wine
  • Mustard -  leaves eaten as cooked greens; pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds; any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica
  • Mustard oil -  oil obtained from mustard seeds and used in making soap
  • mutton -  meat from a mature domestic sheep; the square of a body of any size of type
  • myristic acid -  a saturated fatty acid occurring naturally in animal and vegetable fats
  • n-th -  last or greatest in an indefinitely large series
  • Naga -  Kamarupan languages spoken in northeastern India and western Burma
  • Namibian -  of or relating to Namibia or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Namibia
  • Nan -  leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop; a river of western Thailand flowing southward to join the Ping River to form the Chao Phraya; your grandmother
  • Nanking -  a city in eastern China on the Yangtze River; a former capital of China; the scene of a Japanese massacre in the 1930s
  • Napoleon -  a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes; a rectangular piece of pastry with thin flaky layers and filled with custard cream; French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)
  • National -  concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country; limited to or in the interests of a particular nation; owned or maintained for the public by the national government; of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country; of or relating to nationality; characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation; inside the country;  a person who owes allegiance to that nation
  • Nauruan -  of or relating to the island republic of Nauru or its residents;  a native or inhabitant of Nauru
  • Neapolitan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Naples or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Naples
  • Nectar -  fruit juice especially when undiluted; a sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to pollinators; (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal
  • Nectarine -  a variety or mutation of the peach that has a smooth skin; variety or mutation of the peach bearing fruit with smooth skin and (usually) yellow flesh
  • Nepalese -  of or pertaining to or characteristic of Nepal or its people or language or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Nepal
  • Netherlands -  a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
  • New Mexico -  a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
  • New York City -  the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
  • New Zealand -  North Island and South Island and adjacent small islands in the South Pacific; an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
  • Newborn -  having just or recently arisen or come into existence; recently borne;  a baby from birth to four weeks
  • Niagara -  a river flowing from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario; forms boundary between Ontario and New York; waterfall in Canada is the Horseshoe Falls; in the United States it is the American Falls
  • Nib -  the writing point of a pen; horny projecting mouth of a bird
  • Nickel -  a United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar; five dollars worth of a drug; a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite; verb plate with nickel
  • Niger -  a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert; an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
  • Nigerian -  of or relating to the people of Nigeria; of or relating to Nigeria;  a native or inhabitant of Nigeria
  • non - adv. negation of a word or group of words
  • North -  situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; adv. in a northern direction;  any region lying in or toward the north; the region of the United States lying north of the Mason-Dixon line; British statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792); the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees; the direction in which a compass needle points; the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
  • North America -  the nations of the North American continent collectively; a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
  • North Carolina -  a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • North Korean -  of or relating to or characteristic of North Korea or its people or their culture;  a Korean from North Korea
  • North Star -  the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the little dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it
  • Northern Spy -  large late-ripening apple with skin striped with yellow and red
  • Norwegian -  of or relating to Norway or its people or culture or language;  a Scandinavian language that is spoken in Norway; a native or inhabitant of Norway
  • Nougat -  nuts or fruit pieces in a sugar paste
  • Nutrition -  the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans); (physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance; a source of materials to nourish the body
  • Nuts -  informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
  • Oak -  a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring
  • Oat -  seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as `oats'); annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: `oats')
  • Oatcake -  thin flat unleavened cake of baked oatmeal
  • Obesity -  more than average fatness
  • Occitan -  the medieval dialects of Langue d'oc (southern France)
  • Oceanic -  constituting or living in the open sea; resembling the ocean in apparent limitlessness in extent or degree; relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean;  an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
  • Octopus -  bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles; tentacles of octopus prepared as food
  • Offal -  viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal often considered inedible by humans
  • Oil -  oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist; a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water; any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants; verb cover with oil, as if by rubbing; administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
  • Oil paint -  paint in which a drying oil is the vehicle
  • oleic acid -  a colorless oily liquid occurring as a glyceride; it is the major fatty acid in olive oil and canola oil; used in making soap and cosmetics and ointments and lubricating oils
  • Olympia -  a plain in Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese; the chief sanctuary of Zeus and the site of the original Olympian Games; capital of the state of Washington; located in western Washington on Puget Sound
  • Omani -  of or relating to Oman or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Oman
  • Omelette -  beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly
  • Omnivore -  an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances; a person who eats all kinds of foods
  • Onion -  an aromatic flavorful bulb; bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb; edible bulb of an onion plant
  • Onion roll -  yeast-raised roll flavored with onion
  • Ontario -  a prosperous and industrialized province in central Canada; the smallest of the Great Lakes
  • Opal -  a translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica of variable color; some varieties are used as gemstones
  • Open -  ready for business; not having been filled; without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition; affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; affording free passage or access; used of mouth or eyes; having no protecting cover or enclosure; (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints; open to or in view of all; accessible to all; not sealed or having been unsealed; not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought; not requiring union membership; openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; affording free passage or view; open and observable; not secret or hidden; with no protection or shield; ready or willing to receive favorably; (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; possibly accepting or permitting; not defended or capable of being defended;  information that has become public; a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play; a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; where the air is unconfined; verb make available; become available; make the opening move; cause to open or to become open; become open; display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer; begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; have an opening or passage or outlet; spread out or open from a closed or folded state; afford access to
  • Orange -  of the color between red and yellow; similar to the color of a ripe orange;  orange color or pigment; any of a range of colors between red and yellow; round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees; a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean; any citrus tree bearing oranges; any pigment producing the orange color
  • Orange juice -  bottled or freshly squeezed juice of oranges
  • Orangery -  a place where oranges are grown; a plantation of orange trees in warm climes or a greenhouse in cooler areas
  • Oregon -  a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
  • Organic -  involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs; simple and healthful and close to nature; relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis; being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms; of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones; of or relating to or derived from living organisms; constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup);  a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
  • Oriental -  denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines and Borneo and Java;  a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)
  • Orion -  a constellation on the equator east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel; (Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by Artemis; was then placed in the sky as a constellation
  • Ostrich -  fast-running African flightless bird with two-toed feet; largest living bird; a person who refuses to face reality or recognize the truth (a reference to the popular notion that the ostrich hides from danger by burying its head in the sand)
  • Other -  very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected; recently past; not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied; belonging to the distant past
  • Ottoman -  of or relating to the Ottoman Empire or its people or its culture;  thick cushion used as a seat; the Turkish dynasty that ruled the Ottoman Empire from the 13th century to its dissolution after World War I; a Turk (especially a Turk who is a member of the tribe of Osman I); a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person
  • Outline -  a schematic or preliminary plan; a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory; the line that appears to bound an object; verb describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; trace the shape of; draw up an outline or sketch for something
  • Oven -  kitchen appliance used for baking or roasting
  • Overview -  a general summary of a subject
  • Oyster -  marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters; a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl; edible body of any of numerous oysters; verb gather oysters, dig oysters
  • Oyster bar -  a bar (as in a restaurant) that specializes in oysters prepared in different ways
  • Oysters Rockefeller -  oysters spread with butter and spinach and seasonings and baked on the half shell
  • Pacific -  promoting peace; disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature; relating to or bordering the Pacific Ocean;  the largest ocean in the world
  • Pacific Northwest -  a region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia
  • Packaging -  the business of packing; material used to make packages; a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
  • Packed -  pressed together or compressed; filled to capacity
  • Pain -  a somatic sensation of acute discomfort; emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; a bothersome annoying person; a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; verb cause emotional anguish or make miserable; cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
  • Pakistani -  of or relating to Pakistan or its people or language;  a native or inhabitant of Pakistan
  • Palestinian -  of or relating to the area of Palestine and its inhabitants;  an ethnic group of Arabs formerly living in Palestine; a descendant of the Arabs who inhabited Palestine
  • Palm -  the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers; any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves; a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand; an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event; verb touch, lift, or hold with the hands
  • Palm oil -  oil from nuts of oil palms especially the African oil palm
  • Palmer -  United States golfer (born in 1929)
  • palmitic acid -  a saturated fatty acid that is the major fat in meat and dairy products
  • Panamanian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Panama or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Panama
  • Pancake -  a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
  • Pangolin -  toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites
  • Panini -  Indian grammarian whose grammatical rules for Sanskrit are the first known example of descriptive linguistics (circa 400 BC)
  • Pareve -  containing no meat or milk (or their derivatives) and thus eatable with both meat and dairy dishes according to the dietary laws of Judaism
  • Paris -  the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce; a town in northeastern Texas; (Greek mythology) the prince of Troy who abducted Helen from her husband Menelaus and provoked the Trojan War; sometimes placed in subfamily Trilliaceae
  • Parsi -  a member of a monotheistic sect of Zoroastrian origin; descended from the Persians; now found in western India
  • Parsley -  aromatic herb with flat or crinkly leaves that are cut finely and used to garnish food; annual or perennial herb with aromatic leaves
  • Partridge -  small Old World gallinaceous game birds; flesh of either quail or grouse; valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada; a popular North American game bird; named for its call; heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds
  • Parts -  the local environment
  • Pashtun -  an ethnic minority speaking Pashto and living in northwestern Pakistan and southeastern Afghanistan; a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan
  • Pasta -  shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg; a dish that contains pasta as its main ingredient
  • Pasta salad -  a salad having any of various pastas as the base
  • Paste -  an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard; any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency; a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers; verb cover the surface of; hit with the fists; join or attach with or as if with glue
  • Pastel -  delicate and pale in color; lacking in body or vigor;  any of various pale or light colors
  • Pasteurized -  having been subjected to pasteurization in order to halt fermentation
  • Pastrami -  highly seasoned cut of smoked beef
  • pasty -  resembling paste in color; pallid; having the sticky properties of an adhesive;  (usually used in the plural) one of a pair of adhesive patches worn to cover the nipples of exotic dancers and striptease performers; small meat pie or turnover
  • Pathology -  the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases; any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
  • Patty -  round flat candy; small pie or pasty; small flat mass of chopped food
  • Pattypan squash -  round greenish-white squash having one face flattened with a scalloped edge; squash plant having flattened round fruit with a scalloped edge; usually greenish white
  • Paul -  (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an apostle; United States feminist (1885-1977)
  • Pea soup -  a thick soup made of dried peas (usually made into a puree); a heavy thick yellow fog
  • Peach -  downy juicy fruit with sweet yellowish or whitish flesh; cultivated in temperate regions; a shade of pink tinged with yellow; a very attractive or seductive looking woman; verb divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
  • Peanut -  of little importance or influence or power; of minor status;  pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms; a young child who is small for his age; widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground; underground pod of the peanut vine
  • Peanut oil -  a oil from peanuts; used in cooking and making soap
  • Pearl -  a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel; a shade of white the color of bleached bones; a shape that is spherical and small; verb gather pearls, from oysters in the ocean
  • Pearmain -  any of several varieties of apples with red skins
  • Peasant -  a country person; a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement; one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers
  • Pease pudding -  a pudding made with strained split peas mixed with egg
  • Pecan -  smooth brown oval nut of south central United States; tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts; wood of a pecan tree
  • Pecan pie -  pie made of pecans and sugar and corn syrup and butter and eggs
  • Pectin -  any of various water-soluble colloidal carbohydrates that occur in ripe fruit and vegetables; used in making fruit jellies and jams
  • Peel -  the rind of a fruit or vegetable; British politician (1788-1850); the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit); verb get undressed; come off in flakes or thin small pieces; strip the skin off
  • Pennsylvania Dutch -  a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland
  • Pepin -  king of the Franks and father of Charlemagne who defended papal interests and founded the Carolingian dynasty in 751 (714-768)
  • pepper -  sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum; pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground; climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam; any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers; verb attack and bombard with or as if with missiles; add pepper to
  • Pepperoni -  a pork and beef sausage (or a thin slice of this sausage)
  • Perch -  any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes; spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes; support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird); any of numerous fishes of America and Europe; an elevated place serving as a seat; a square rod of land; a linear measure of 16.5 feet; verb sit, as on a branch; cause to perch or sit; to come to rest, settle
  • Persian -  of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture;  the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms; a native or inhabitant of Iran
  • Peruvian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Peru or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Peru
  • pes -  the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
  • Peter -  disciple of Jesus and leader of the apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope; obscene terms for penis
  • Pheasant -  large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere; flesh of a pheasant; usually braised
  • Phenylalanine -  an essential amino acid found in proteins and needed for growth of children and for protein metabolism in children and adults; abundant in milk and eggs; it is normally converted to tyrosine in the human body
  • Philippines -  an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands; a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
  • Phoenix -  the state capital and largest city located in south central Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural area thanks to irrigation; a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor; a legendary Arabian bird said to periodically burn itself to death and emerge from the ashes as a new phoenix; according to most versions only one phoenix lived at a time and it renewed itself every 500 years; a large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa
  • Phosphorus -  a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms; a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky
  • Phytophthora -  destructive parasitic fungi causing brown rot in plants
  • Pica -  magpies; eating earth or clay or chalk; occurs in some primitive tribes or sometimes in cases of nutritional deficiency; a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing
  • Piccalilli -  relish of chopped pickled cucumbers and green peppers and onion
  • Pickled -  (used of foods) preserved in a pickling liquid
  • Pickled herring -  herring preserved in a pickling liquid (usually brine or vinegar)
  • Picnic -  any informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion; any undertaking that is easy to do; a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering; verb eat alfresco, in the open air
  • Pie -  dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top; a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages
  • Pig -  a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace; domestic swine; mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast; uncomplimentary terms for a policeman; a person regarded as greedy and pig-like; a coarse obnoxious person; verb live like a pig, in squalor; give birth; eat greedily
  • Pigeon -  wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
  • Pike -  any of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere; medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet; a sharp point (as on the end of a spear); highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh; a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
  • Pilaf -  rice cooked in well-seasoned broth with onions or celery and usually poultry or game or shellfish and sometimes tomatoes
  • Pimiento -  fully ripened sweet red pepper; usually cooked; plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
  • Pine nut -  edible seed of any of several nut pines especially some pinons of southwestern North America
  • Pink -  of a light shade of red;  a light shade of red; any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers; a person with mildly leftist political views; verb cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing; sound like a car engine that is firing too early; make light, repeated taps on a surface
  • Pink Lady -  a cocktail made of gin and brandy with lemon juice and grenadine shaken with an egg white and ice
  • Pipeline -  a pipe used to transport liquids or gases; gossip spread by spoken communication
  • Pirozhki -  small fruit or meat turnover baked or fried
  • Pistachio -  nut of Mediterranean trees having an edible green kernel; small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard-shelled nuts
  • Pita -  usually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling
  • Pizza -  Italian open pie made of thin bread dough spread with a spiced mixture of e.g. tomato sauce and cheese
  • Planetary -  of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants; involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; having no fixed course; of or relating to or resembling the physical or orbital characteristics of a planet or the planets
  • Planking -  the work of covering an area with planks; (nautical) a covering or flooring constructed of planks (as on a ship); planks collectively; a quantity of planks
  • Plantation -  a newly established colony (especially in the colonization of North America); an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas); garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth
  • Plate -  dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten; a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners); a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic; a shallow receptacle for collection in church; structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage; a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper); a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded; the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube; any flat platelike body structure or part; a main course served on a plate; the thin under portion of the forequarter; a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly; the quantity contained in a plate; a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth; (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score; verb coat with a layer of metal
  • Platter -  a large shallow dish used for serving food; sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
  • play -  the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully; activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; a preset plan of action in team sports; utilization or exercise; a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; a theatrical performance of a drama; a state in which action is feasible; the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; an attempt to get something; movement or space for movement; verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); a weak and tremulous light; the removal of constraints; (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; verb engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; participate in games or sport; employ in a game or in a specific position; use or move; shoot or hit in a particular manner; bet or wager (money); put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; make bets; use to one's advantage; discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream; perform on a certain location; be performed; cause to emit recorded sounds; emit recorded sound; pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity; replay (as a melody); play on an instrument; perform music on (a musical instrument); move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space; act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome; engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion; be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; behave in a certain way; be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way; pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; consider not very seriously; contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; stake on the outcome of an issue; manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; play a role or part; perform on a stage or theater; behave carelessly or indifferently
  • Ploughman's lunch -  a meal consisting of a sandwich of bread and cheese and a salad
  • Poaching -  cooking in simmering liquid
  • Pocket -  a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles; an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck; a small isolated group of people; a supply of money; (bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins behind it on the right or left; (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican); a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly; a hollow concave shape made by removing something; an enclosed space; verb put in one's pocket; take unlawfully
  • Poke -  tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous; (boxing) a blow with the fist; a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases; someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind; verb make a hole by poking; stir by poking; poke or thrust abruptly; hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; search or inquire in a meddlesome way
  • Polenta -  a thick mush made of cornmeal boiled in stock or water
  • Polish -  of or relating to Poland or its people or culture;  the property of being smooth and shiny; the Slavic language of Poland; a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; a preparation used in polishing; verb bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; make (a surface) shine
  • Pollination -  transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant
  • Pollock -  United States artist famous for painting with a drip technique; a leader of abstract expressionism in America (1912-1956); important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod; lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish
  • Polygonaceae -  a family of plants of order Polygonales chiefly of the north temperate zone; includes the buckwheats
  • Polyunsaturated fat -  a class of fats having long carbon chains with many double bonds unsaturated with hydrogen atoms; used in some margarines; supposedly associated with low blood cholesterol
  • Pom -  a disparaging term for English immigrants to Australia or New Zealand
  • Pome -  a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part
  • Pomelo -  large pear-shaped fruit similar to grapefruit but with coarse dry pulp; southeastern Asian tree producing large fruits resembling grapefruits
  • Poncirus -  one species: trifoliate orange
  • Popcorn -  small kernels of corn exploded by heat; corn having small ears and kernels that burst when exposed to dry heat
  • Poppy seed -  small grey seed of a poppy flower; used whole or ground in baked items
  • Pork -  meat from a domestic hog or pig; a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
  • Pork pie -  small pie filled with minced seasoned pork
  • Portal -  a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); a short vein that carries blood into the liver; a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet
  • Portland -  largest city in Maine in the southwestern corner of the state; freshwater port and largest city in Oregon; located in northwestern Oregon on the Willamette River which divides the city into east and west sections; renowned for its beautiful natural setting among the mountains
  • Portugal -  a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
  • Portuguese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Portugal or the people of Portugal;  the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil; a native or inhabitant of Portugal
  • Pot -  metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid; street names for marijuana; a container in which plants are cultivated; slang for a paunch; the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker); the quantity contained in a pot; a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets; a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination; (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; verb plant in a pot
  • Pot roast -  cut of beef suitable for simmering in liquid in a closed pot
  • Potassium -  a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
  • Potassium chloride -  salt of potassium (KCl) (trade names K-Dur 20, Kaochlor and K-lor and Klorvess and K-lyte); taken in tablet form to treat potassium deficiency
  • Potato -  an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland; annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
  • Potato chip -  a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
  • Potato salad -  any of various salads having chopped potatoes as the base
  • Potluck -  whatever happens to be available especially when offered to an unexpected guest or when brought by guests and shared by all
  • Pottage -  a stew of vegetables and (sometimes) meat; thick (often creamy) soup
  • Poultry -  flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food; a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
  • Powder -  any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder; a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized; a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks; verb apply powder to; make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
  • Powdered -  consisting of fine particles
  • Praline -  cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans
  • prawn -  shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers; most are edible; any of various edible decapod crustaceans; verb fish for prawns
  • Precooked -  cooked partially or completely beforehand
  • Preparation -  the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose; (music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord; the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home); activity leading to skilled behavior; the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action); a substance prepared according to a formula
  • Presentation -  a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward); (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal; the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it; the act of presenting a proposal; formally making a person known to another or to the public; a visual representation of something
  • Preservation -  the activity of protecting something from loss or danger; a process that saves organic substances from decay; the condition of being (well or ill) preserved; an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
  • Pretzel -  glazed and salted cracker typically in the shape of a loose knot
  • Prima -  indicating the most important performer or role;  used primarily as eating apples
  • Principal -  most important element;  the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account; the educator who has executive authority for a school; capital as contrasted with the income derived from it; the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated; an actor who plays a principal role
  • Pristine -  immaculately clean and unused; completely free from dirt or contamination
  • Processed -  subjected to a special process or treatment; prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; freed from impurities by processing
  • Processing -  preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
  • Production -  (law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law; the act or process of producing something; the creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services; (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television; a display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated; an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
  • Proline -  an amino acid that is found in many proteins (especially collagen)
  • Pseudoscience -  an activity resembling science but based on fallacious assumptions
  • Public relations -  a promotion intended to create goodwill for a person or institution
  • Pumpkin pie -  pie made of mashed pumpkin and milk and eggs and sugar
  • punctum -  (anatomy) a point or small area
  • Punjabi -  the Indic language spoken by most people in Punjab in northwestern India; a member of the majority people of Punjab in northwestern India
  • Pure -  in a state of sexual virginity; concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied; free from discordant qualities; (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless; free of extraneous elements of any kind; (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black; without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
  • Pushup -  an arm exercise performed lying face to the floor and pushing the body up and down with the arms
  • Pyrus -  fruit trees native to the Old World: pears
  • Qatari -  of or concerning Qatar;  a native or inhabitant of Qatar
  • Quackery -  medical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings; the dishonesty of a charlatan
  • Quail -  small gallinaceous game birds; flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised; verb draw back, as with fear or pain
  • Quality -  of high social status; of superior grade;  an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; a degree or grade of excellence or worth; a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something; high social status; (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
  • Quark -  (physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons; there are supposed to be six flavors of quarks (and their antiquarks), which come in pairs; each has an electric charge of +2/3 or -1/3; fresh unripened cheese of a smooth texture made from pasteurized milk, a starter, and rennet
  • Quebec -  the largest province of Canada; a French colony from 1663 to 1759 when it was lost to the British; the French-speaking capital of the province of Quebec; situated on the Saint Lawrence River
  • Quebecois -  of or relating to Quebec (especially to the French speaking inhabitants or their culture);  a native or inhabitant of Quebec (especially one who speaks French)
  • Queen -  the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs; an especially large mole rat and the only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring which are sired by only a few males; (chess) the most powerful piece; one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a queen; a female sovereign ruler; the wife or widow of a king; something personified as a woman who is considered the best or most important of her kind; female cat; offensive terms for an openly homosexual man; a competitor who holds a preeminent position; verb become a queen; promote to a queen, as of a pawn in chess
  • Quiche -  the Mayan language spoken by the Quiche; a tart filled with rich unsweetened custard; often contains other ingredients (as cheese or ham or seafood or vegetables); a member of the Mayan people of south central Guatemala
  • Quick -  easily aroused or excited; accomplished rapidly and without delay; apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; moving quickly and lightly; performed with little or no delay; hurried and brief; adv. with little or no delay;  any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
  • Rabbit -  any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food; flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food; the fur of a rabbit; verb hunt rabbits
  • Rachel -  (Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin
  • Radiation -  the act of spreading outward from a central source; a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain; the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats; energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles; the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay; (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance; syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions); low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and vomiting and sometimes loss of hair; greater exposure can cause sterility and cataracts and some forms of cancer and other diseases; severe exposure can cause death within hours
  • Ranch -  farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle); verb manage or run a ranch
  • Rangpur -  hybrid between mandarin orange and lemon having very acid fruit with orange peel
  • Rapeseed oil -  edible light yellow to brown oil from rapeseed used also as a lubricant or illuminant
  • Rastafari -  a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s; Rastafarians regard Ras Tafari as divine; males grow hair in long dreadlocks and wear woolen caps; use marijuana and listen to reggae music
  • Rat -  any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse; a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure; one who reveals confidential information in return for money; a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike; verb catch rats, especially with dogs; give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat; employ scabs or strike breakers in; desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage; give away information about somebody; take the place of work of someone on strike
  • Ravioli -  small circular or square cases of dough with savory fillings
  • Raw -  not treated with heat to prepare it for eating; lacking training or experience; brutally unfair or harsh; used of wood and furniture; having the surface exposed and painful; untempered and unrefined; not processed or refined; not processed or subjected to analysis; (used informally) completely unclothed; unpleasantly cold and damp; devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; hurting; (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes;  informal terms for nakedness
  • Razor clam -  marine clam having a long narrow curved thin shell
  • Red -  red with or characterized by blood; of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies; characterized by violence or bloodshed; (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion;  red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood; a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana; emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries; the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
  • Red -  red with or characterized by blood; of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies; characterized by violence or bloodshed; (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion;  red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood; a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana; emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries; the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
  • Red Delicious -  a sweet eating apple with bright red skin; most widely grown apple worldwide
  • Red meat -  meat that is dark in color before cooking (as beef, venison, lamb, mutton)
  • Reduction -  the act of reducing complexity; any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent; the act of decreasing or reducing something
  • Reed -  a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it; United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902); United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow (1887-1920); tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites; a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
  • Refinery -  an industrial plant for purifying a crude substance
  • Refining -  the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
  • Refried beans -  dried beans cooked and mashed and then fried in lard with various seasonings
  • Regina -  the provincial capital of Saskatchewan
  • Regional -  related or limited to a particular region; characteristic of a region
  • Related -  connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage; being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics; having close kinship and appropriateness; similar or related in quality or character
  • religious -  having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church; extremely scrupulous and conscientious;  a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • Research -  systematic investigation to establish facts; a search for knowledge; verb inquire into; attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner
  • Reuben -  a hot sandwich with corned beef and Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on rye bread; (Old Testment) a son of Jacob and forefather of one of the tribes of Israel
  • Rhea -  larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia; smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan; fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus; identified with Roman Ops and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor
  • Rheology -  the branch of physics that studies the deformation and flow of matter
  • Rhubarb pie -  pie containing diced rhubarb and much sugar
  • Rib -  support resembling the rib of an animal; a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural; a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant; any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates); a teasing remark; cut of meat including one or more ribs; verb form vertical ribs by knitting; subject to laughter or ridicule
  • Rice -  grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished; United States playwright (1892-1967); English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944); annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper; verb sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice
  • rico -  law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions
  • ringer -  (horseshoes) the successful throw of a horseshoe or quoit so as to encircle a stake or peg; a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses; a person who is almost identical to another; a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
  • riparia -  a genus of Hirundinidae
  • Ripper -  a murderer who slashes the victims with a knife
  • Ripper -  a murderer who slashes the victims with a knife
  • Risotto -  rice cooked with broth and sprinkled with grated cheese
  • Rissole -  minced cooked meat or fish coated in egg and breadcrumbs and fried in deep fat
  • rna -  (biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in the cell
  • Roast -  (meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven;  a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion; negative criticism; verb cook with dry heat, usually in an oven; subject to laughter or ridicule
  • Roasted -  (meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven
  • Roasting -  cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added)
  • Roasting -  cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added)
  • Rock -  pitching dangerously to one side; a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable; United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984); material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of Black rhythm-and-blues with White country-and-western; hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint); verb move back and forth or sideways; cause to move back and forth
  • Rock candy -  sugar in large hard clear crystals on a string; hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)
  • Rocky Mountain -  of or relating to or located on the Rocky Mountains
  • Roe -  the eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish; the egg mass or spawn of certain crustaceans such as the lobster; eggs of female fish; fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture
  • roll -  the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling); a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude; walking with a swaying gait; anything rolled up in cylindrical form; photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light; a list of names; the act of throwing dice; a document that can be rolled up (as for storage); a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore; the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously; a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells); rotary motion of an object around its own axis; small rounded bread either plain or sweet; a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.); a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals); verb execute a roll, in tumbling; show certain properties when being rolled; take the shape of a roll or cylinder; shape by rolling; proce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's"; begin operating or running; move by turning over or rotating; cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; move, rock, or sway from side to side; move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; occur in soft rounded shapes; boil vigorously; flatten or spread with a roller; wrap or coil around; move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
  • Roman -  of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome); relating to or characteristic of people of Rome; of or relating to or supporting Romanism; characteristic of the modern type that most directly represents the type used in ancient Roman inscriptions;  a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions; a resident of modern Rome; an inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire
  • Roman times -  the time period during which Rome dominated Europe
  • Romanian -  of or relating to or characteristic of the country of Romania or its people or languages;  an eastern Romance language spoken in Romania; a native or inhabitant of Romania
  • Rome -  the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church; capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
  • Rondo -  a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata
  • Rosette -  an ornament or pattern resembling a rose that is worn as a badge of office or as recognition of having won an honor; a cluster of leaves growing in crowded circles from a common center or crown (usually at or close to the ground); circular window filled with tracery; rhizoctinia disease of potatoes
  • Rotavirus -  the reovirus causing infant enteritis
  • Rotisserie -  a restaurant that specializes in roasted and barbecued meats; an oven or broiler equipped with a rotating spit on which meat cooks as it turns
  • Round -  (mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand; having a circular shape; (of sounds) full and rich; adv. from beginning to end; throughout;  the usual activities in your day; (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order); a charge of ammunition for a single shot; an outburst of applause; a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time; a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg; a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic); the course along which communications spread; the activity of playing 18 holes of golf; any circular or rotating mechanism; a crosspiece between the legs of a chair; a regular route for a sentry or policeman; (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive; an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; verb become round, plump, or shapely; make round; proce with rounded lips; wind around; move along a circular course; express as a round number; bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; attack in speech or writing; be around
  • Royalty -  royal persons collectively; payment to the holder of a patent or copyright or resource for the right to use their property
  • Rubens -  prolific Flemish baroque painter; knighted by the English king Charles I (1577-1640)
  • Rubus -  large genus of brambles bearing berries
  • Ruby -  of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies;  a transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem; a transparent deep red variety of corundum; used as a gemstone and in lasers; a deep and vivid red color
  • Rugelach -  pastry made with a cream cheese dough and different fillings (as raisins and walnuts and cinnamon or chocolate and walnut and apricot preserves)
  • Rum -  beyond or deviating from the usual or expected;  liquor distilled from fermented molasses; a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
  • Rump -  fleshy hindquarters; behind the loin and above the round; the part of a quadruped that corresponds to the human buttocks; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • Russian -  of or pertaining to or characteristic of Russia or its people or culture or language;  the Slavic language that is the official language of Russia; a native or inhabitant of Russia
  • Rustic -  awkwardly simple and provincial; characteristic of the fields or country; used of idealized country life; characteristic of rural life;  an unsophisticated country person
  • Rwanda -  a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
  • Rwandan -  of or pertaining to Rwanda;  a native or inhabitant of Rwanda
  • Rye -  whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt; hardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement; the seed of the cereal grass
  • Rye bread -  any of various breads made entirely or partly with rye flour
  • Saba -  a island in the Netherlands Antilles that is the top of an extinct volcano
  • Sabahan -  of or pertaining to Sabah or its people;  a Malaysian from Sabah
  • Sabine -  of or relating to or characteristic of the Sabines;  a river in eastern Texas that flows south into the Gulf of Mexico; a member of an ancient Oscan-speaking people of the central Apennines north of Rome who were conquered and assimilated into the Roman state in 290 BC
  • Saccharin -  a crystalline substance 500 times sweeter than sugar; used as a calorie-free sweetener
  • Saddle -  posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl; a seat for the rider of a horse; a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe; cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins; a seat for the rider of a bicycle; a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle); verb load or burden; encumber; put a saddle on; impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
  • Safflower oil -  oil from seeds of the safflower plant; oil from safflower seeds used as food as well as in medicines and paints
  • Saigon -  a city in South Vietnam; formerly (as Saigon) it was the capital of French Indochina
  • Sailor -  any member of a ship's crew; a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown; a serviceman in the navy
  • Sake -  a reason for wanting something done; the purpose of achieving or obtaining; Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot
  • Salad -  food mixtures either arranged on a plate or tossed and served with a moist dressing; usually consisting of or including greens
  • Salad bar -  a bar where diners can assemble a salad to their own taste
  • Salad bowl -  a large bowl for mixing and serving a salad; a plate or bowl for individual servings of salad
  • Salad cream -  a creamy salad dressing resembling mayonnaise
  • Salami -  highly seasoned fatty sausage of pork and beef usually dried
  • Salat -  the second pillar of Islam is prayer; a prescribed liturgy performed five times a day (preferably in a mosque) and oriented toward Mecca
  • Salmagundi -  cooked meats and eggs and vegetables usually arranged in rows around the plate and dressed with a salad dressing; a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
  • Salmon -  of orange tinged with pink;  any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn; flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae; a tributary of the Snake River in Idaho
  • Salmonella -  rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; cause typhoid fever and food poisoning; can be used as a bioweapon
  • Salt -  (of speech) painful or bitter; one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water;  the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth; white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food; a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal); negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons; verb preserve with salt; add zest or liveliness to; sprinkle as if with salt; add salt to
  • Salt-cured -  (used especially of meats) preserved in salt
  • Salt pork -  fat from the back and sides and belly of a hog carcass cured with salt
  • Salting -  the act of adding salt to food
  • Salvadoran -  of or relating to or characteristic of El Salvador or its people;  a native or inhabitant of El Salvador
  • Sam -  a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target
  • Samba -  a form of canasta using three decks of cards and six jokers; a lively ballroom dance from Brazil; music composed for dancing the samba; large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood; verb dance the samba
  • Sambar -  a deer of southern Asia with antlers that have three tines
  • Sami -  the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula; a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
  • Samosa -  small turnover of Indian origin filled with vegetables or meat and fried and served hot
  • San Francisco -  a port in western California near the Golden Gate that is one of the major industrial and transportation centers; it has one of the world's finest harbors; site of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Sandwich -  two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them; verb insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects; make into a sandwich
  • Saponification -  a chemical reaction in which an ester is heated with an alkali (especially the alkaline hydrolysis of a fat or oil to make soap)
  • Sarawakian -  of or relating to Sarawak or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Sarawak
  • Sardine -  any of various small edible herring or related food fishes frequently canned; small fatty fish usually canned; small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring; a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony
  • Sardinian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Sardinia or its people;  the Italian dialect spoken in Sardinia; sometimes considered a separate language with many loan words from Spanish; a native or inhabitant of Sardinia
  • Sashimi -  very thinly sliced raw fish
  • Sauce -  flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food; verb add zest or flavor to, make more interesting; dress (food) with a relish; behave saucy or impudently towards
  • Sausage -  highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings; a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon
  • Saveloy -  a ready-cooked and highly seasoned pork sausage
  • Savory -  morally respectable or inoffensive; pleasing to the sense of taste; having an agreeably pungent taste;  an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre; either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family; dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions; any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees
  • Savoury -  pleasing to the sense of taste; morally respectable or inoffensive; having an agreeably pungent taste;  an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre; either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family
  • Scallion -  young onion before the bulb has enlarged; plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum
  • Scallop -  edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions; edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces; one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.); thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled; verb shape or cut in scallops; fish for scallops; form scallops in; bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top; decorate an edge with scallops
  • Schmaltz -  (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music
  • Schmidt -  German statesman who served as chancellor of Germany (born in 1918)
  • Schnecken -  rolled dough spread with sugar and nuts then sliced and baked in muffin tins with honey or sugar and butter in the bottom
  • Scotch egg -  hard-cooked egg encased in sausage meat then breaded and deep-fried
  • Scotland -  one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
  • Scottish -  of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language;  the dialect of English used in Scotland
  • Scouse -  a stew of meat and vegetables and hardtack that is eaten by sailors
  • Scrapple -  scraps of meat (usually pork) boiled with cornmeal and shaped into loaves for slicing and frying
  • Scraps -  food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
  • sculpture -  creating figures or designs in three dimensions; a three-dimensional work of plastic art; verb shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it; create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material
  • Sea -  relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships;  a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land; turbulent water with swells of considerable size; anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
  • Sea cucumber -  echinoderm having a flexible sausage-shaped body, tentacles surrounding the mouth and tube feet; free-living mud feeders
  • Sea urchin -  shallow-water echinoderms having soft bodies enclosed in thin spiny globular shells
  • Seafood -  edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
  • Seamless -  perfectly consistent and coherent; used especially of skin; not having or joined by a seam or seams
  • Seasoned -  rendered competent through trial and experience; aged or processed
  • section -  one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object; a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); a segment of a citrus fruit; a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon; a small army unit usually having a special function; a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class; (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid; a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people; a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope; a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side; the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation); one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; a specialized division of a large organization; verb divide into segments
  • Selenium -  a toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium; occurs in several allotropic forms; a stable grey metallike allotrope conducts electricity better in the light than in the dark and is used in photocells; occurs in sulfide ores (as pyrite)
  • Seltzer -  naturally effervescent mineral water; effervescent beverage artificially charged with carbon dioxide
  • Semisweet -  having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness
  • Senegalese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Senegal or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Senegal
  • Sensation -  an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest; a state of widespread public excitement and interest; the faculty through which the external world is apprehended; someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  • Sephardi -  a Jew who is of Spanish or Portuguese or North African descent
  • Serbian -  of or relating to the people or language or culture of the region of Serbia;  a member of a Slavic people who settled in Serbia and neighboring areas in the 6th and 7th centuries
  • series -  (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions; a periodical that appears at scheduled times; (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams; similar things placed in order or happening one after another; a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection; (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other; a serialized set of programs
  • Serine -  a sweetish crystalline amino acid involved in the synthesis by the body of cysteine
  • Server -  utensil used in serving food or drink; (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network; (court games) the player who serves to start a point; a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)
  • Service -  the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; work done by one person or group that benefits another; (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him; employment in or work for another; the act of public worship following prescribed rules; an act of help or assistance; tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table; a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation; Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958); periodic maintenance on a car or machine; (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; the act of mating by male animals; a means of serving; a force that is a branch of the armed forces; verb make fit for use; be used by; as of a utility; mate with
  • services -  performance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others
  • Seven Seas -  an informal expression for all of the oceans of the world
  • Seychellois -  of the Seychelles or their people;  a native or inhabitant of Seychelles
  • Shagbark hickory -  North American hickory having loose grey shaggy bark and edible nuts
  • Shallot -  small mild-flavored onion-like or garlic-like clustered bulbs used for seasoning; type of onion plant producing small clustered mild-flavored bulbs used as seasoning; aggregated bulb of the multiplier onion
  • Shanghai -  the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world; verb take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
  • Shank -  a poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball; the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole; cylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the drill; cylinder forming the part of a bolt between the thread and the head; cylinder forming a long narrow part of something; the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle; a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg; lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals; verb hit (a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction
  • Shark -  any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales; a person who is unusually skilled in certain ways; a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest; verb hunt shark; play the shark; act with trickery
  • Sharpie -  a long narrow shallow-draft boat with a flat bottom and a triangular sail; formerly used along the northern Atlantic coast of the United States; a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games; an alert and energetic person
  • Sheep -  woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat; a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision; a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon
  • Shellbark hickory -  North American hickory having loose grey shaggy bark and edible nuts
  • Shellfish -  meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean); invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
  • Shepherd's pie -  pie of hash covered with mashed potatoes and browned in the oven
  • Shiitake -  edible east Asian mushroom having a golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible stipe
  • Shish kebab -  cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables
  • Shocking -  giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation; glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
  • Shoofly pie -  open pie filled with a mixture of sweet crumbs and molasses
  • Short ribs -  rib ends between the rib road and the plate
  • show -  the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; something intended to communicate a particular impression; verb give evidence of, as of records; finish third or better in a horse or dog race; make visible or noticeable; be or become visible or noticeable; show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; give expression to; provide evidence for; show in, or as in, a picture; show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; make clear and visible
  • Shrimp -  small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible; any of various edible decapod crustaceans; disparaging terms for small people; verb fish for shrimp
  • Sicilian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Sicily or the people of Sicily;  a resident of Sicily
  • Side dish -  a dish that is served with but is subordinate to a main course
  • Sierra Leonean -  of or relating to Sierra Leone or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Sierra Leone
  • Sikh -  of or relating to the Sikhs or their religious beliefs and customs;  an adherent of Sikhism
  • Silk -  a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae; fibers from silkworm cocoons provide threads for knitting
  • Silkworm -  hairless white caterpillar of the Asian silkworm moth; source of most commercial silk; larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon
  • Similar -  marked by correspondence or resemblance; (of words) expressing closely related meanings; resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination; having the same or similar characteristics; capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability
  • Simmering -  cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil
  • Sindhi -  the Indic language of the Sindhi
  • Singapore -  an island south of the Malay Peninsula; a country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965; the capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports
  • Singaporean -  of or relating to the city of Singapore; of or relating to the island nation of Singapore and its people;  an inhabitant of Singapore
  • sir -  term of address for a man; a title used before the name of knight or baronet
  • Sirloin -  the portion of the loin (especially of beef) just in front of the rump
  • ski -  narrow wood or metal or plastic runners used in pairs for gliding over snow; verb move along on skis
  • Skim milk -  milk from which the cream has been skimmed
  • Skimmed -  used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed
  • Skipjack -  medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters; less valued than tuna; 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; able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound
  • Slaughter -  the killing of animals (as for food); the savage and excessive killing of many people; a sound defeat; verb kill a large number of people indiscriminately; kill (animals) usually for food consumption
  • Slice -  a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer; a spatula for spreading paint or ink; a thin flat piece cut off of some object; a share of something; a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; a wound made by cutting; verb hit a ball so that it causes a backspin; cut into slices; hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels in a different direction; make a clean cut through
  • Slider -  a fastball that curves slightly away from the side from which it was thrown; freshwater turtle of United States and South America; frequently raised commercially; some young sold as pets; someone who races the luge; a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
  • slipper -  low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily; usually worn indoors; a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
  • Sloppy joe -  ground beef (not a patty) cooked in a spicy sauce and served on a bun
  • Slovak -  the Slavic language spoken in Slovakia; a native or inhabitant of Slovakia
  • Slovenian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Slovenia or its people or language;  a native or inhabitant of Slovenia
  • Smelling salts -  a pungent preparation of ammonium carbonate and perfume; sniffed as a stimulant to relieve faintness
  • Smetana -  Czech composer (1824-1884)
  • Smith -  someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable); someone who works at something specified; Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790); English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631); religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830 (1805-1844); United States blues singer (1894-1937); United States suffragist who refused to pay taxes until she could vote (1792-1886); United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909-1986); United States sculptor (1906-1965); Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
  • Smoked -  (used especially of meats and fish) dried and cured by hanging in wood smoke
  • Smoking -  emitting smoke in great volume;  the act of smoking tobacco or other substances; a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
  • Smothering -  causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat
  • Snack -  a light informal meal; verb eat a snack; eat lightly
  • Snake -  limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous; something long, thin, and flexible that resembles a snake; a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition; a deceitful or treacherous person; a long faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer; verb move along a winding path; move smoothly and sinuously, like a snake; form a snake-like pattern
  • Sockeye salmon -  small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning; fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers
  • Sodium -  a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt)
  • Sodium chloride -  a white crystalline solid consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl)
  • Sodium nitrate -  (NaNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive
  • Soft diet -  a diet that does not require chewing; advised for those with intestinal disorders
  • Software -  (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
  • Sole -  not divided or shared with others; being the only one; single and isolated from others;  right-eyed flatfish; many are valued as food; most common in warm seas especially European; the underside of footwear or a golf club; the underside of the foot; lean flesh of any of several flatfish; verb put a new sole on
  • Solo -  composed or performed by a single voice or instrument; adv. without anybody else;  a flight in which the aircraft pilot is unaccompanied; any activity that is performed alone without assistance; a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment); verb perform a piece written for a single instrument; fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers
  • Somali -  of or relating to the African republic of Somalia or its people or their language and culture;  the Cushitic language spoken by the Somali; a member of a tall dark (mostly Muslim) people inhabiting Somalia
  • Sommelier -  a waiter who manages wine service in a hotel or restaurant
  • Sorghum -  made from juice of sweet sorghum; economically important Old World tropical cereal grass; annual or perennial tropical and subtropical cereal grasses: sorghum
  • Sou -  a former French coin of low denomination; often used of any small amount of money
  • Soul food -  food traditionally eaten by African-Americans in the South
  • Soup -  liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food; an unfortunate situation; any composition having a consistency suggestive of soup; verb dope (a racehorse)
  • Sour -  smelling of fermentation or staleness; having a sharp biting taste; one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons; showing a brooding ill humor; inaccurate in pitch; in an unpalatable state;  the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth; a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar; the property of being acidic; verb go sour or spoil; make sour or more sour
  • Sourdough -  a settler or prospector (especially in western United States or northwest Canada and Alaska); a leaven of dough in which fermentation is active; used by pioneers for making bread
  • Souring -  the process of becoming sour
  • South -  situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; adv. in a southern direction;  any region lying in or toward the south; the region of the United States lying south of the Mason-Dixon line; the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees; the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
  • South Africa -  a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
  • South African -  of or pertaining to or characteristic of South Africa or its people;  a native or inhabitant of South Africa
  • South Korea -  a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
  • Southeast Asia -  a geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore
  • Soviet -  of or relating to or characteristic of the former Soviet Union or its people;  an elected governmental council in a Communist country (especially one that is a member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
  • Soy -  most highly proteinaceous vegetable crop known; erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia; a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food; thin sauce made of fermented soy beans
  • Soy sauce -  thin sauce made of fermented soy beans
  • Soybean -  most highly proteinaceous vegetable crop known; erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia; a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food
  • Spaghetti -  pasta in the form of long strings; spaghetti served with a tomato sauce
  • Spaghetti squash -  medium-sized oval squash with flesh in the form of strings that resemble spaghetti; squash plant bearing oval fruit with smooth yellowish skin and tender stranded flesh resembling spaghetti
  • Spanish -  of or relating to or characteristic of Spain or the people of Spain;  the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain; the people of Spain
  • Spartan -  resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity; of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people; practicing great self-denial; unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment;  a resident of Sparta
  • species -  a specific kind of something; (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
  • Speck -  a very small spot; a slight but appreciable addition; (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything; verb produce specks in or on
  • Spelt -  hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe for livestock feed
  • Spin-off -  a product made during the manufacture of something else
  • Spineless -  lacking spiny processes; lacking thorns; weak in willpower, courage or vitality; lacking a backbone or spinal column
  • Spiny -  having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; having spines
  • Splendour -  the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand; a quality that outshines the usual
  • Sponge -  primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies; a porous mass of interlacing fibers the forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used; a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage; someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily; verb gather sponges, in the ocean; wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten; soak up with a sponge; erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard; ask for and get free; be a parasite
  • Sponge cake -  a light porous cake made with eggs and flour and sugar without shortening
  • Spring -  a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; a point at which water issues forth; a natural flow of ground water; the season of growth; a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards; the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length; verb develop suddenly; produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; spring back; spring away from an impact; move forward by leaps and bounds; develop into a distinctive entity
  • Sprinkles -  bits of sweet chocolate used as a topping on e.g. ice cream
  • Sprite -  a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
  • Sprouting -  the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
  • spruce -  marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners;  any coniferous tree of the genus Picea; light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork; verb dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion; make neat, smart, or trim
  • squid -  widely distributed fast-moving ten-armed cephalopod mollusk having a long tapered body with triangular tail fins; (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food
  • Sri Lanka -  a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
  • Sri Lankan -  of or relating to Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka
  • Starch -  a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles; verb stiffen with starch
  • Stayman -  apple grown chiefly in the Shenandoah Valley
  • Steak -  a slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of an animal or large fish
  • Steak and kidney pie -  steak with sauteed kidneys and onions cooked in wine and stock then covered with pastry and baked
  • Steak au poivre -  steak covered with crushed peppercorns pan-broiled and served with brandy-and-butter sauce
  • Steaming -  filled with steam or emitting moisture in the form of vapor or mist; adv. (used of heat) extremely
  • stearic acid -  a waxy saturated fatty acid; occurs widely as a glyceride in animal and vegetable fats
  • stearin -  an ester of glycerol and stearic acid
  • Stella -  United States minimalist painter (born in 1936)
  • Stew -  food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables; agitation resulting from active worry; verb cook slowly and for a long time in liquid; bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings; be in a huff; be silent or sullen
  • Stewed -  cooked in hot water
  • Stewing -  an extreme state of worry and agitation; cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil
  • Stockfish -  fish cured by being split and air-dried without salt
  • Stone pine -  medium-sized two-needled pine of southern Europe having a spreading crown; widely cultivated for its sweet seeds that resemble almonds
  • Storage -  the act of storing something; the commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials; (computer science) the process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape or disk; depositing in a warehouse; an electronic memory device; a depository for goods
  • Stover -  the dried stalks and leaves of a field crop (especially corn) used as animal fodder after the grain has been harvested
  • Strip -  a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music; artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material; thin piece of wood or metal; a relatively long narrow piece of something; an airfield without normal airport facilities; a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book; verb remove (someone's or one's own) clothes; draw the last milk (of cows); take off or remove; remove a constituent from a liquid; remove the thread (of screws); remove the surface from; strip the cured leaves from; get undressed; lay bare; remove substances from by a percolating liquid; remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; take away possessions from someone; steal goods; take as spoils
  • Strudel -  thin sheet of filled dough rolled and baked
  • Stuffed cabbage -  parboiled head of cabbage scooped out and filled with a hash of chopped e.g. beef or ham and baked; served with tomato or cheese sauce
  • Stuffed peppers -  parboiled green peppers stuffed usually with rice and meat and baked briefly
  • Stuffing -  padding put in mattresses and cushions and upholstered furniture; a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
  • Sturgeon -  large primitive fishes valued for their flesh and roe; widely distributed in the North Temperate Zone
  • Submarine -  beneath the surface of the sea;  a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes; a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States; verb attack by submarine; control a submarine; bring down with a blow to the legs; throw with an underhand motion; move forward or under in a sliding motion
  • Succotash -  fresh corn and lima beans with butter or cream
  • Sucrose -  a complex carbohydrate found in many plants and used as a sweetening agent
  • Sudanese -  of or relating to or characteristic of the African Republic of the Sudan or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Sudan
  • Suet -  hard fat around the kidneys and loins in beef and mutton
  • Suet pudding -  a sweet or savory pudding made with suet and steamed or boiled
  • Sugar -  a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative; informal terms for money; an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain; verb sweeten with sugar
  • Sugar beet -  white-rooted beet grown as a source of sugar; form of the common beet having a sweet white root from which sugar is obtained
  • Sugar-bush -  evergreen shrub of southeastern United States with spikes of reddish yellow flowers and glandular hairy fruits
  • Sugar candy -  made by boiling pure sugar until it hardens
  • Sugarcane -  tall tropical southeast Asian grass having stout fibrous jointed stalks; sap is a chief source of sugar; juicy canes whose sap is a source of molasses and commercial sugar; fresh canes are sometimes chewed for the juice
  • Sugarloaf -  a large conical loaf of concentrated refined sugar
  • suite -  apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel); a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected; a matching set of furniture; the group following and attending to some important person
  • Sukiyaki -  thin beef strips (or chicken or pork) cooked briefly at the table with onions and greens and soy sauce
  • Sundae -  ice cream served with a topping
  • Sundanese -  the Indonesian language spoken in the Lesser Sunda Islands
  • Sundowner -  a drink taken at sundown; a tramp who habitually arrives at sundown
  • Sunset -  providing for termination; of a declining industry or technology;  the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon; atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun; the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
  • Suntan -  a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun; verb get a tan from being exposed to the sun
  • Super -  including more than a specified category; extremely large; of the highest quality; adv. to an extreme degree;  a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector
  • Superior -  (often followed by `to') above being affected or influenced by; (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by; of or characteristic of high rank or importance; of high or superior quality or performance; having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit; having a higher rank; written or printed above and to one side of another character;  a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth; the head of a religious community; one of greater rank or station or quality; a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character; the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes; a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
  • Supper -  a light evening meal; served in early evening if dinner is at midday or served late in the evening at bedtime; a social gathering where a light evening meal is served
  • Supra - adv. at an earlier place
  • Supreme -  greatest or maximal in degree; extreme; final or last in your life or progress; highest in excellence or achievement; greatest in status or authority or power
  • Sushi -  rice (with raw fish) wrapped in seaweed
  • Swazi -  of or relating to or characteristic of Swaziland or its people or their language;  a Bantu language closely related to Zulu; a member of a southeast African people living in Swaziland and adjacent areas
  • Sweating -  being wet with perspiration;  the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid
  • Sweden -  a Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula
  • Swedish -  of or relating to or characteristic of Sweden or its people or culture or language;  a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Sweden and one of two official languages of Finland
  • Sweet -  pleasing to the senses; (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content; having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar; having a natural fragrance; not containing or composed of salt water; having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; pleasing to the ear; pleasing to the mind or feeling; with sweetening added; not soured or preserved; adv. in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly');  the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth; a food rich in sugar; English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912); the property of tasting as if it contains sugar; a dish served as the last course of a meal
  • Sweet -  pleasing to the senses; (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content; having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar; having a natural fragrance; not containing or composed of salt water; having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; pleasing to the ear; pleasing to the mind or feeling; with sweetening added; not soured or preserved; adv. in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly');  the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth; a food rich in sugar; English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912); the property of tasting as if it contains sugar; a dish served as the last course of a meal
  • Sweet chestnut -  wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia
  • Sweet lemon -  lemon tree having fruit with a somewhat insipid sweetish pulp
  • Sweetener -  anything that serves as an enticement; something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
  • Sweetheart -  privileged treatment of a favored person or corporation (sometimes unethically);  any well-liked individual; a person loved by another person; a very attractive or seductive looking woman
  • Sweetness -  the property of tasting as if it contains sugar; the quality of giving pleasure; a pleasingly sweet olfactory property; the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
  • Swiss -  of or relating to Switzerland or its people or culture;  the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
  • Switzerland -  a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
  • Swordfish -  large toothless marine food fish with a long swordlike upper jaw; not completely cold-blooded i.e. they are able to warm their brains and eyes: worldwide in warm waters but feed on cold ocean floor coming to surface at night; flesh of swordfish usually served as steaks
  • Sydney -  the largest Australian city located in southeastern Australia on the Tasman Sea; state capital of New South Wales; Australia's chief port
  • Syllabub -  sweetened cream beaten with wine or liquor; spiced hot milk with rum or wine
  • Syrian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Syria or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Syria
  • Syrup -  a thick sweet sticky liquid
  • Tabasco -  very hot red peppers; usually long and thin; some very small; very spicy sauce (trade name Tabasco) made from fully-aged red peppers; a Mexican state on the Gulf of Campeche
  • Tabbouleh -  a finely chopped salad with tomatoes and parsley and mint and scallions and bulgur wheat
  • Table salt -  white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
  • Table service -  tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table
  • Tablecloth -  a covering spread over a dining table
  • Tableware -  articles for use at the table (dishes and silverware and glassware)
  • Taco -  a tortilla rolled cupped around a filling; offensive terms for a person of Mexican descent
  • Taffy -  chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossy
  • Tahini -  a thick Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds
  • Tail -  the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body; the rear part of an aircraft; (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head; a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements; any projection that resembles the tail of an animal; the rear part of a ship; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; the time of the last part of something; verb remove the stalk of fruits or berries; remove or shorten the tail of an animal; go after with the intent to catch
  • Taipei -  the capital of Nationalist China; located in northern Taiwan
  • Taiwan -  an island in southeastern Asia 100 miles off the coast of mainland China in the South China Sea; a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the communists led by Mao Zedong
  • Taiwanese -  of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language;  a native or inhabitant of Taiwan; any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
  • Tajik -  an ethnic group (mostly Moslem) living in Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China; a native or inhabitant of Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China; the Iranian language of the Tajik that is closely related to Farsi; spoken in Iran and Tajikistan; a landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia north of Afghanistan; formerly an Asian soviet
  • Take out - verb buy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food; remove something from a container or an enclosed space; obtain by legal or official process; purchase prepared food to be eaten at home; cause to leave; take out or remove; prevent from being included or considered or accepted; take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy; remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; remove from its packing; take liquid out of a container or well; bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); make a date
  • talc -  a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder; verb apply talcum powder to (one's body)
  • Tallow -  obtained from suet and used in making soap, candles and lubricants
  • Tamale -  corn and cornmeal dough stuffed with a meat mixture then wrapped in corn husks and steamed; a city in northern Ghana
  • Tamale pie -  a meat mixture covered with cornbread topping that resembles a Mexican dish
  • Tamil -  of or relating to a speaker of the Tamil language or the language itself;  the Dravidian language spoken since prehistoric times by the Tamil in southern India and Sri Lanka; a member of the mixed Dravidian and Caucasian people of southern India and Sri Lanka
  • Tandoor -  a clay oven used in northern India and Pakistan
  • Tang -  any of various coarse seaweeds; the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907; any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria; brown algae seaweed with serrated edges; a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure; a tart spicy quality; the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
  • Tangelo -  large sweet juicy hybrid between tangerine and grapefruit having a thick wrinkled skin; hybrid between grapefruit and mandarin orange; cultivated especially in Florida
  • Tangerine -  of a strong reddish orange color;  a reddish to vivid orange color; any of various deep orange mandarins grown in the United States and southern Africa; a variety of mandarin orange
  • Tangor -  large citrus tree having large sweet deep orange fruit that is easily peeled; widely cultivated in Florida
  • Tanzania -  a republic in eastern Africa
  • Tanzanian -  of or relating to the republic of Tanzania or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Tanzania
  • Tare -  counterweight consisting of an empty container that is used as a counterbalance to obtain net weight; any of several weedy vetches grown for forage; weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
  • Taro -  tropical starchy tuberous root; 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; edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants
  • Tatar -  the Turkic language spoken by the Tatar living from the Volga to the Ural Mountains; a member of the Turkic-speaking people living from the Volga to the Ural Mountains (the name has been attributed to many other groups); a member of the Mongolian people of central Asia who invaded Russia in the 13th century
  • Tavern -  a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks
  • Tay -  a branch of the Tai languages
  • Tea -  a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes; dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea; a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water; a reception or party at which tea is served; a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves
  • Technology -  the practical application of science to commerce or industry; the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
  • Teff -  an African grass economically important as a cereal grass (yielding white flower of good quality) as well as for forage and hay
  • Telugu -  a Dravidian language spoken by the Telugu in southeastern India; a member of the people in southeastern India (Andhra Pradesh) who speak the Telugu language
  • Tempura -  vegetables and seafood dipped in batter and deep-fried
  • Tenderloin -  the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column; a city district known for its vice and high crime rate
  • Tendon -  a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
  • Teriyaki -  beef or chicken or seafood marinated in spicy soy sauce and grilled or broiled
  • Terms -  the amount of money needed to purchase something; status with respect to the relations between people or groups
  • Texas -  the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
  • textile -  of or relating to fabrics or fabric making;  artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
  • Thai -  of or relating to Thailand; of or relating to the languages of the Thai people; of or relating to or characteristic of Thailand or its people;  a branch of the Tai languages; a native or inhabitant of Thailand
  • Thailand -  a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay peninsula
  • Thermal -  caused by or designed to retain heat; of or relating to a hot spring; relating to or associated with heat;  rising current of warm air
  • Thomas Jefferson -  3rd President of the United States; chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence; made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and sent out the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore it (1743-1826)
  • Threonine -  a colorless crystalline amino acid found in protein; occurs in the hydrolysates of certain proteins; an essential component of human nutrition
  • Tibetan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Tibet or its people or their language;  Himalayish language spoken in Tibet; a native or inhabitant of Tibet
  • Tiger -  large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered; a fierce or audacious person
  • Timber -  a beam made of wood; a post made of wood; (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); land that is covered with trees and shrubs; the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
  • tit -  small insectivorous birds; either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman; the small projection of a mammary gland
  • Tlingit -  the Na-Dene language spoken by the Tlingit; a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians living in southern Alaska
  • Toast -  slices of bread that have been toasted; a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention; a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event; a person in desperate straits; someone doomed; verb propose a toast to; make brown and crisp by heating
  • Toasting -  cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill
  • Toddy -  a mixed drink made of liquor and water with sugar and spices and served hot
  • Toffee -  caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
  • Tofu -  cheeselike food made of curdled soybean milk
  • Togolese -  of or relating to the African country of Togo or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Togo
  • Tokyo -  the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan
  • Tomato -  mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable; native to South America; widely cultivated in many varieties
  • Toned -  having or distinguished by a tone; often used in combination; having or characterized or distinguished by tone or a specific tone; often used in combination
  • Tongue -  the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot; a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity; a manner of speaking; the tongue of certain animals used as meat; any long thin projection that is transient; metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side; a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language; a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea; verb lick or explore with the tongue; articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
  • Topaz -  a mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals of various colors and is used as a gemstone; a yellow quartz; a light brown the color of topaz
  • Toronto -  the provincial capital and largest city in Ontario (and the largest city in Canada)
  • Tortilla -  thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour
  • traditional -  consisting of or derived from tradition; pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines
  • Treacle -  an expression that is excessively sweet and sentimental; a pale cane syrup
  • Tree -  English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917); a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms; a figure that branches from a single root; verb stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree; chase an animal up a tree; plant with trees; force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
  • Trifle -  sponge cake spread with jam and soaked in wine; served with a custard sauce; something of small importance; a detail that is considered insignificant; verb consider not very seriously; act frivolously; waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
  • Trifoliate orange -  small fast-growing spiny deciduous Chinese orange tree bearing sweetly scented flowers and decorative but inedible fruit: used as a stock in grafting and for hedges
  • Tripe -  lining of the stomach of a ruminant (especially a bovine) used as food; nonsensical talk or writing
  • Triticum -  annual cereal grasses from Mediterranean area; widely cultivated in temperate regions
  • Trout -  any of various game and food fishes of cool fresh waters mostly smaller than typical salmons; flesh of any of several primarily freshwater game and food fishes
  • True -  accurately placed or thrown; accurately fitted; level; devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth; having a legally established claim; determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles; rightly so called; consistent with fact or reality; not false; conforming to definitive criteria; in tune; accurate in pitch; expressing or given to expressing the truth; not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; worthy of being depended on; adv. as acknowledged;  proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; verb make level, square, balanced, or concentric
  • Truffle -  creamy chocolate candy; edible subterranean fungus of the genus Tuber; any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tuber; grow naturally in southwestern Europe
  • Tryptophan -  an amino acid that occurs in proteins; is essential for growth and normal metabolism; a precursor of niacin
  • Tuna -  New Zealand eel; any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters; important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks; tropical American prickly pear of Jamaica
  • Tuna fish -  important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks
  • Tuna salad -  salad composed primarily of chopped canned tuna fish
  • Tunisian -  of or relating to Tunisia or its inhabitants; of or relating to the city of Tunis or its residents;  a native or inhabitant of Tunisia
  • Turban squash -  large squash shaped somewhat like a turban usually with a rounded central portion protruding from the blossom end; squash plants bearing hard-shelled fruit shaped somewhat like a turban with a rounded central portion protruding from the end opposite the stem
  • Turkey -  large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food; an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted; a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1923; a person who does something thoughtless or annoying
  • Turkic -  of or relating to the people who speak the Turkic language;  a subfamily of Altaic languages
  • Turkish -  of or relating to or characteristic of Turkey or its people or language;  a Turkic language spoken by the Turks
  • Turmeric -  ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning; widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye
  • Turnover -  a dish made by folding a piece of pastry over a filling; the act of upsetting something; the volume measured in dollars; the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers
  • Turtle -  any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming; verb hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation; overturn accidentally
  • TV dinner -  a meal that is prepared in advance and frozen; can be heated and served
  • Twist -  turning or twisting around (in place); social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s; a jerky pulling movement; any clever maneuver; the act of rotating rapidly; the act of winding or twisting; a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair; an interpretation of a text or action; an unforeseen development; a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself; a circular segment of a curve; a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight; a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; verb twist suddenly so as to sprain; form into twists; practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; turn in the opposite direction; form into a spiral shape; do the twist; cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates; to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); extend in curves and turns
  • Tyrosine -  an amino acid found in most proteins; a precursor of several hormones
  • Udmurt -  the Finnic language spoken by the Votyak; a member of the Finno-Ugric-speaking people living in eastern European Russia
  • Uganda -  a landlocked republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
  • Ugandan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Uganda or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Uganda
  • Ugli fruit -  large sweet juicy hybrid between tangerine and grapefruit having a thick wrinkled skin; hybrid between grapefruit and mandarin orange; cultivated especially in Florida
  • Ukrainian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Ukraine or its people or culture;  the Slavic language spoken in the Ukraine
  • Ulster -  loose long overcoat of heavy fabric; usually belted; a historic division of Ireland located in the northeastern part of the island; six of Ulster's nine counties are in Northern Ireland
  • United Kingdom -  a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland
  • United States -  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; the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
  • Upper -  higher in place or position; superior in rank or accomplishment; the topmost one of two;  piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot; a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression; the higher of two berths
  • Urban legend -  a story that appears mysteriously and spreads spontaneously in various forms and is usually false; contains elements of humor or horror and is popularly believed to be true
  • Uruguayan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Uruguay or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Uruguay
  • uta -  a reptile genus of Iguanidae
  • Uzbek -  the Turkic language spoken by the Uzbek; a member of a Turkic people of Uzbekistan and neighboring areas; a landlocked republic in west central Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
  • Vaccinium corymbosum -  high-growing deciduous shrub of eastern North America bearing edible blueish to blackish berries with a distinct bloom; source of most cultivated blueberries
  • Vaccinium myrsinites -  shrub of the eastern United States having shining evergreen leaves and bluish-black fruit
  • Vaccinium pallidum -  low deciduous shrub of the eastern United States bearing dark blue sweet berries
  • Valencia orange -  variety of sweet orange cultivated extensively in Florida and California
  • Valine -  an essential amino acid found in proteins; important for growth in children and nitrogen balance in adults
  • Van -  a truck with an enclosed cargo space; a camper equipped with living quarters; the leading units moving at the head of an army; any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
  • Vanadium -  a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite
  • Vanilla -  plain and without any extras or adornments; flavored with vanilla extract;  a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans; a flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans); any of numerous climbing plants of the genus Vanilla having fleshy leaves and clusters of large waxy highly fragrant white or green or topaz flowers
  • var -  a unit of electrical power in an AC circuit equal to the power dissipated when 1 volt produces a current of 1 ampere
  • veal -  meat from a calf
  • Vegetable -  of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from plants;  edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant; any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower
  • Vegetable oil -  any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants
  • vegetarian -  eater of fruits and grains and nuts; someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products
  • Venetian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Venice or its people;  a resident of Venice
  • Venezuelan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Venezuela or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Venezuela
  • Venison -  meat from a deer used as food
  • Venus -  type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells; the second nearest planet to the sun; visible from Earth as an early `morning star' or an `evening star'; goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite
  • Vermicelli -  pasta in strings thinner than spaghetti
  • vertical -  of or relating to different levels in a hierarchy (as levels of social class or income group); at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line; relating to or involving all stages of a business from production to distribution; upright in position or posture;  something that is oriented vertically; a vertical structural member as a post or stake
  • Vienna -  the capital and largest city of Austria; located on the Danube in northeastern Austria; was the home of Beethoven and Brahms and Haydn and Mozart and Schubert and Strauss
  • Vienna sausage -  short slender frankfurter usually with ends cut off
  • Vietnam -  a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945; a prolonged war (1954-1975) between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States
  • Vietnamese -  of or relating to or characteristic of the people of Vietnam; of or relating to the Vietnamese language; of or relating to Vietnam;  the Mon-Khmer language spoken in Vietnam; a native or inhabitant of Vietnam
  • Vinaigrette -  oil and vinegar with mustard and garlic
  • Vinegar -  sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative; dilute acetic acid
  • vinifera -  common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes
  • Vitamin A -  any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes
  • Vitamin B -  originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
  • Vitamin C -  a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy
  • Vitamin D -  a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
  • Vitamin E -  a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
  • Vitamin K -  a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in the clotting of blood
  • Vitis -  the type genus of the family Vitaceae; woody vines with simple leaves and small flowers; includes a wide variety of grapes
  • Vivaldi -  Italian baroque composer and violinist (1675-1741)
  • Vol-au-vent -  puff paste shell filled with a savory meat mixture usually with a sauce
  • Wafer -  thin disk of unleavened bread used in a religious service (especially in the celebration of the Eucharist); a small thin crisp cake or cookie; a small adhesive disk of paste; used to seal letters
  • Waffle -  pancake batter baked in a waffle iron; verb pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
  • Waffle iron -  a kitchen appliance for baking waffles; the appliance usually consists of two indented metal pans hinged together so that they create a pattern on the waffle
  • Waiter -  a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant); a person who waits or awaits
  • Waldorf salad -  typically made of apples and celery with nuts or raisins and dressed with mayonnaise
  • Wales -  one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
  • Walleye -  pike-like freshwater perches; strabismus in which one or both eyes are directed outward
  • Walnut -  nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shell; any of various trees of the genus Juglans; hard dark-brown wood of any of various walnut trees; used especially for furniture and paneling
  • Warmer -  device that heats water or supplies warmth to a room
  • Wasabi -  the thick green root of the wasabi plant that the Japanese use in cooking and that tastes like strong horseradish; in powder or paste form it is often eaten with raw fish; a Japanese plant of the family Cruciferae with a thick green root
  • Washington -  the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791; a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific; 1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799); United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915); the federal government of the United States
  • Water -  a fluid necessary for the life of most animals and plants; binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent; once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles); a facility that provides a source of water; the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); liquid excretory product; verb secrete or form water, as tears or saliva; supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; fill with tears; provide with water
  • Water buffalo -  an Asian buffalo that is often domesticated for use as a draft animal
  • Watermelon -  large oblong or roundish melon with a hard green rind and sweet watery red or occasionally yellowish pulp; an African melon
  • Waxy -  having the paleness of wax; resembling or covered with wax; made of or covered with wax
  • Wealthy -  having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
  • Welsh -  of or relating to or characteristic of Wales or its people or their language;  a breed of dual-purpose cattle developed in Wales; a Celtic language of Wales; a native or resident of Wales; verb cheat by avoiding payment of a gambling debt
  • Welsh rabbit -  cheese melted with ale or beer served over toast
  • West -  situated in or facing or moving toward the west; adv. to, toward, or in the west;  the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America; the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River; English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820); United States film actress (1892-1980); British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983); the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
  • Western -  lying toward or situated in the west; relating to or characteristic of regions of western parts of the world; of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River; of wind; from the west; lying in or toward the west;  a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development; a sandwich made from a western omelet
  • Wet -  consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor; covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; producing or secreting milk; supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages; containing moisture or volatile components; very drunk;  wetness caused by water; verb make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating; cause to become wet
  • Whale -  any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head; a very large person; impressive in size or qualities; verb hunt for whales
  • Whale oil -  a white to brown oil obtained from whale blubber; formerly used as an illuminant
  • Wheat -  grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour; annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
  • Whey -  watery part of milk produced when raw milk sours and coagulates; the serum or watery part of milk that is separated from the curd in making cheese
  • Whisky -  a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
  • White -  of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light; (of hair) having lost its color; (of coffee) having cream or milk added; benevolent; without malicious intent; glowing white with heat; restricted to whites only; marked by the presence of snow; free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; anemic looking from illness or emotion; (of a surface) not written or printed on;  (board games) the lighter pieces; the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black); a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri; a member of the Caucasoid race; United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918); United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985); United States architect (1853-1906); United States political journalist (1915-1986); Australian writer (1912-1990); United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921); (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth; the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water; verb turn white
  • White-bread -  of or belonging to or representative of the white middle class
  • White chocolate -  a blend of cocoa butter and milk solids and sugar and vanilla; used in candy bars and backing and coatings; not technically chocolate because it contains no chocolate liquor
  • White-hot -  intensely zealous or fervid; glowing white with heat
  • White meat -  meat carved from the breast of a fowl
  • White rice -  having husk or outer brown layers removed
  • Whitebait -  the edible young of especially herrings and sprats and smelts; minnows or other small fresh- or saltwater fish (especially herring); usually cooked whole
  • Whole -  including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete; (of siblings) having the same parents; acting together as a single undiversified whole; exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health; not impaired or diminished in any way; wholly unharmed; including everything; adv. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly');  an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; all of something including all its component elements or parts
  • Whole-wheat -  of or relating to or derived from wheat
  • Whopper -  a gross untruth; a blatant lie; something especially big or impressive of its kind
  • Wild rice -  grains of aquatic grass of North America; perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food
  • Windowpane -  very thin translucent flounder of the Atlantic coast of North America; a pane of glass in a window
  • Wine -  a red as dark as red wine; fermented juice (of grapes especially); verb treat to wine; drink wine
  • Winesap -  crisp apple with dark red skin
  • Winter -  the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox; verb spend the winter
  • Winter melon -  the fruit of the winter melon vine; a green melon with pale green to orange flesh that keeps well; any of a variety of muskmelon vines having fruit with a smooth white rind and white or greenish flesh that does not have a musky smell
  • Wolf -  any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs; a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women; German classical scholar who claimed that the Iliad and Odyssey were composed by several authors (1759-1824); Austrian composer (1860-1903); a cruelly rapacious person; verb eat hastily
  • Wonton -  a soup with won ton dumplings; a Chinese dumpling filled with spiced minced pork; usually served in soup
  • Woodcock -  game bird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe
  • Wrap -  cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person; a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft tortilla; the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped; verb arrange or fold as a cover or protection; wrap or coil around; enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
  • Xylose -  a sugar extracted from wood or straw; used in foods for diabetics
  • Yak -  large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticated; noisy talk
  • Yellow -  of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk; cowardly or treacherous; changed to a yellowish color by age; easily frightened; affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc; typical of tabloids;  yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons; verb turn yellow
  • Yellow -  of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk; cowardly or treacherous; changed to a yellowish color by age; easily frightened; affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc; typical of tabloids;  yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons; verb turn yellow
  • Yelp -  a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog); verb bark in a high-pitched tone
  • Yemeni -  of or relating to or characteristic of Yemen or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Yemen
  • Yogurt -  a custard-like food made from curdled milk
  • Yorkshire pudding -  light puffy bread made of a puff batter and traditionally baked in the pan with roast beef
  • Young -  being in its early stage; (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity; not tried or tested by experience; suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh;  any immature animal; young people collectively; United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877); United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955); English poet (1683-1765); United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959); British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829); United States civil rights leader (1921-1971); United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
  • Zambian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Zambia or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Zambia
  • Zest -  a tart spicy quality; vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment; verb add herbs or spices to
  • Zill -  one of a pair of small metallic cymbals worn on the thumb and middle finger; used in belly dancing in rhythm with the dance
  • Zimbabwean -  of or relating to or characteristic of Zimbabwe or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Zimbabwe
  • Zinc -  a bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs as zinc sulphide in zinc blende; verb coat or cover with zinc
  • Zucchini -  small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green; marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small


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