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Marine Tweet Definition of Marine Like Definition of Marine on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of, or pertaining to, a marine corps.
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marsh Tweet Definition of marsh Like Definition of marsh on Facebook
noun
  1. An area of low, wet land, often with tall grass.
meadow Tweet Definition of meadow Like Definition of meadow on Facebook
noun
  1. A field or pasture; a piece of land covered or cultivated with grass, usually intended to be mown for hay; an area of low lying vegetation, especially near a river.
megafauna Tweet Definition of megafauna Like Definition of megafauna on Facebook
nounplural
  1. The large animals of a given region or time, considered as a group.
microfauna Tweet Definition of microfauna Like Definition of microfauna on Facebook
noun (microfaunae, pl2=microfaunas)
  1. The smallest of the faunal size divisions, including mainly microorganisms but also sometimes applied to the tiniest species of animal groups such as ticks, insects, etc.
microflora Tweet Definition of microflora Like Definition of microflora on Facebook
noun (microflorae)
  1. microscopic, Microscopic plant life, especially the bacterial colonies found in the gut of normal, healthy animals and humans.
microhabitat Tweet Definition of microhabitat Like Definition of microhabitat on Facebook
noun
  1. A specific habitat, typically extremely small, such as a cave corner or a cardboard box.
mine Tweet Definition of mine Like Definition of mine on Facebook
noun
  1. A place in the ground from which ore is extracted.
  2. A device intended to explode when stepped upon, touched, or in proximity to a ship or vehicle.
  3. A type of firework that explodes on the ground, shooting sparks upward.
verb (min, ing)
  1. (transitive) To remove (ore) from the ground.
Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only place in the world where visitors can their own diamonds.
  1. (transitive) To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area).
We had to slow our advance after the enemy mined the road ahead of us.
  1. (transitive) To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device).
pronoun
  1. <span class="use-with-mention">Non-premodifying possessive case of <span class="mention">I</span>.</span> my, My; belonging to me; that which belongs to me. (See
    1. Usage notes, usage notes below.)
montane Tweet Definition of montane Like Definition of montane on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, inhabiting, or growing in mountainous regions
muskeg Tweet Definition of muskeg Like Definition of muskeg on Facebook
noun
  1. a North-American terrain composed of peat bog with tussocky meadow and woody vegetation including spruce
mycophagous Tweet Definition of mycophagous Like Definition of mycophagous on Facebook
adjective
  1. fungus-eating.

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