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baboon Tweet Definition of baboon Like Definition of baboon on Facebook
noun 
  1. (zoology) Mostly African primates. One of the Old World Quadrumana, of the genera Cynocephalus and Papio; the dog-faced ape. Baboons have dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks. A group of baboons is refered to as a (term, troop), a (term, tribe) or a (term, flange).
     
Bactrian camel Tweet Definition of Bactrian camel Like Definition of Bactrian camel on Facebook
noun 
  1. The camel with two humps, Camelus bactrianus, native to the steppes of Asia
     
badger Tweet Definition of badger Like Definition of badger on Facebook
noun 
  1. A common name for any animal of three subfamilies, which belong to the family Mustelidae: Melinae (Eurasian badgers), Mellivorinae (Ratel or honey badger), and Taxideinae (American badger).
  2. A native or resident of the State of Wisconsin (US).
  3. (context, plural, vulgar, cant) A crew of desperate villains who robbed near rivers, into which they threw the bodies of those they murdered.
  4. A person who makes badges.
verb (badgers, badgering, badgered)
  1. (context, UK, colloquial) Passing gas.
  2. To pester, to annoy persistently.
He kept badgering her about her bad habits.
     
bandicoot Tweet Definition of bandicoot Like Definition of bandicoot on Facebook
noun 
  1. Small Australian marsupial, of the family Peramelidae with a distinctive long snout.
  2. Any of several ratlike marsupial of the genera Bandicota and Nesokia of southeast Asia
     
bat Tweet Definition of bat Like Definition of bat on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation. They look like a mouse with membranous wings extending from the forelimbs to the hind limbs or tail. Altogether, there are about 1.000 bat species in the world.
  2. (context, offensive) An old woman.
  3. (1811) A low whore: so called from moving out like a bat in the dusk of the evening.
verb (bats, batting, batted)
  1. (transitive) to hit with a bat.
  2. (intransitive) to take a turn at hitting a ball with a bat in sports like cricket, baseball and softball, as opposed to fielding.
  3. (intransitive) to strike or swipe as though with a bat
The cat batted at the toy.
     
bear Tweet Definition of bear Like Definition of bear on Facebook
noun 
  1. A large omnivorous mammal, related to the dog and raccoon, having shaggy hair, a very small tail, and flat feet; a member of family Ursidae, particularly of subfamily Ursinae.
  2. (colloquial) An animal that resembles a bear, such as a koala bear, koala or ant bear.
  3. (finance) An investor who sells commodities, securities or futures in anticipation of a fall in prices.
Bears look for over-priced securities to sell short.
  1. (rfv-sense) (finance) A market in which prices are falling.
  2. (colloquial) A problem that is very difficult to solve.
  3. (slang) A large hairy man, especially one who is gay.
verb (bears, bearing, bore, or, archaic, bare, born, borne, or, archaic, yborn)
  1. (transitive) To carry something.
    • 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 234b.
    • : imitations that the same name as the things
      1. (transitive) To be equipped with something.
      the right to arms
      1. (transitive) To declare as testimony.
      The jury could see he was bearing false witness.
      1. (transitive) To put up with something.
      2. (transitive) To give birth to someone or something.
      In Troy she becomes Paris' wife, bearing him several children, all of whom die in infancy.
      1. (transitive) To produce or yield something, such as fruit or crops.
      2. (intransitive) To be in a specific direction from the observer"s position.
      The harbour bears North by Northeast.
adjective 
  1. (finance, investments) Characterized by or believing to benefit of declining prices in securities markets.
The great market starting in 1929 scared a whole generation of investors.
     
beaver Tweet Definition of beaver Like Definition of beaver on Facebook
noun (pl2=beaver)
  1. An aquatic mammal of the genus Castor, having a wide, flat tail and webbed feet.
  2. (context, coarse, slang) The pubic hair and/or vulva of a woman.
     
Beluga Tweet Definition of Beluga Like Definition of Beluga on Facebook
noun 
  1. A whale, Delphinapterus leucas, related to the Narwhal
     
bilby Tweet Definition of bilby Like Definition of bilby on Facebook
noun , Plural bilbies.
  1. Australian desert marsupial, with distinctive large ears and approximately the size of a rabbit.
     
binturong Tweet Definition of binturong Like Definition of binturong on Facebook
noun 
  1. a large species of civet, Arctictis binturong, of southern Asia
     
bison Tweet Definition of bison Like Definition of bison on Facebook
noun (bison, pl2=bisons)
  1. A wild ox, Bison bonasus.
  2. A similar American animal, Bison bison else Bos americanus or Bisonte americano; also called a buffalo.
     
blue whale Tweet Definition of blue whale Like Definition of blue whale on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Blue Whale)
  1. A whale (Balaenoptera musculus), blue in colour/color and the largest known living animal.
    • 1851 But there are a rabble of uncertain, fugitive half-fabulous whales, which as an American whaleman, I know by reputation, but not personally....the Iceberg whale; the Quog Whale; the Blue Whale. But I omit them as altogether obsolete and can hardly help suspecting them for mere sounds full of leviathanism, but signifying nothing. Herman Melville: Moby Dick. This ed. 1961 Arnot publishers. p.131.
     
boar Tweet Definition of boar Like Definition of boar on Facebook
noun 
  1. A wild boar (Sus scrofa), the wild ancestor of the domesticated pig.
  2. A male pig.
     
bobcat Tweet Definition of bobcat Like Definition of bobcat on Facebook
noun 
  1. A North American wild cat, Lynx rufus, having tufted ears and a short tail
     
bonobo Tweet Definition of bonobo Like Definition of bonobo on Facebook
noun 
  1. the pygmy chimpanzee, Pan paniscus, from Africa south of the Congo
     
Brock Tweet Definition of Brock Like Definition of Brock on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English and Scottish surname, a variant of Brook, or originally a nickname for someone thought to resemble a badger ( Middle English broc(k)).
  2. (given name, male), modern transferred use of the surname.
     
brown rat Tweet Definition of brown rat Like Definition of brown rat on Facebook
noun 
  1. A common species of rat, Rattus norvegicus.
     
bruin Tweet Definition of bruin Like Definition of bruin on Facebook
noun 
  1. a folk name for a bear, especially the brown bear, Ursus arctos
     
Buffalo Tweet Definition of Buffalo Like Definition of Buffalo on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in New York State, very near Niagara Falls.
     
bush pig Tweet Definition of bush pig Like Definition of bush pig on Facebook
noun 
  1. A South African pig, Potamochoerus porcus, having tufts of hair on its face.
  2. (context, AU, slang, derogatory) An unattractive looking woman.
    • 2005 "Haggis McFuckchops?" http://www.thepantsman.com/nasty6.htm
    • : I'll cut the boring intro as to how I ended up showing the glorious sites of Brisbane to these three fat, ugly bush pigs.''
     

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