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Adam's ale Tweet Definition of Adam Like Definition of Adam
noun
  1. (obsolete) water, Water.
    • 1643: William Prynne, The Soveraigne Power of Parliaments and Kingdomes
    • :They have beene shut up in prisons and dungeons ... allowed onely a poore pittance of Adams Ale, and scarce a penny bread a day to support their lives.
agnolotti Tweet Definition of agnolotti Like Definition of agnolotti on Facebook
noun
  1. a type of round or rectangular raviolo from Piedmont made from a small sheet of pasta folded up
aioli Tweet Definition of aioli Like Definition of aioli on Facebook
noun
  1. A form of mayonnaise made from garlic, egg, lemon juice and olive oil.
al dente Tweet Definition of al dente Like Definition of al dente on Facebook
adjective
  1. (pasta) firm, used of pasta which is "just right".
alphabet soup Tweet Definition of alphabet soup Like Definition of alphabet soup on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. A type of soup that contains noodles in the shape of various alphabetical letters
  2. (figurative) An over-abundance of acronyms and abbreviations
Ambrosia Tweet Definition of Ambrosia Like Definition of Ambrosia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A brand of tinned milk puddings, especially a creamed rice pudding
Angelica Tweet Definition of Angelica Like Definition of Angelica on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female), borne by a heroine in Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1516).
antipasto Tweet Definition of antipasto Like Definition of antipasto on Facebook
noun
  1. an Italian starter for a meal; normally a cold assortment of salami, cheese, seafood and vegetables
appetizer Tweet Definition of appetizer Like Definition of appetizer on Facebook
noun
  1. (italbrac, usually plural) A small, light, and usually savory first course in a meal; a snack or finger food.
appetizing Tweet Definition of appetizing Like Definition of appetizing on Facebook
adjective
  1. that appeals to, or stimulates the appetite
apple butter Tweet Definition of apple butter Like Definition of apple butter on Facebook
noun
  1. Preserved apple purée with spices.
applesauce Tweet Definition of applesauce Like Definition of applesauce on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, apple sauce)
  2. (context, slang, dated, 1920s) nonsense, Nonsense, balderdash, bunk, piffle.
aseptic Tweet Definition of aseptic Like Definition of aseptic on Facebook
adjective
  1. Free of disease-causing microbes.
The lack of tools during surgery has resulted in many deaths.
  1. (medicine) Used to protect against infection by disease-causing microbes.
Pharmacuiticals are packaged using techniques.
aspic Tweet Definition of aspic Like Definition of aspic on Facebook
noun
  1. a dish in which ingredients are set into a gelatine, jelly-like substance made from a meat stock or consommé.
au naturel Tweet Definition of au naturel Like Definition of au naturel on Facebook
adverb
  1. naturally.
  2. in the nude. In the naked state.
  3. in the plainest or simplest manner.
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