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tarsus Tweet Definition of tarsus Like Definition of tarsus on Facebook
noun (tars, i)
  1. (anatomy) The part of the foot between the tibia and fibula and the metatarsus.
  2. (anatomy) Any of the seven bones in this part of the foot.
teal Tweet Definition of teal Like Definition of teal on Facebook
noun (pluralteals)
  1. Any of various small freshwater ducks of the genus Anas that are brightly coloured and have short necks.
  2. (colour) A dark, somewhat bluish, green color, colour; a dark cyan.
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adjective ((compar): tealer, (superl): tealest)
  1. (colour) having a bluish-green colour
tern Tweet Definition of tern Like Definition of tern on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of various sea birds of the family Sternidae that are similar to gulls but are smaller, more elegant and have a forked tail.
Tertiary Tweet Definition of Tertiary Like Definition of Tertiary on Facebook
noun
  1. (geology) The first part of the Cenozoic era when modern flora and mammals appeared
adjective
  1. (geology) Of or pertaining to the first part of the Cenozoic era when modern flora and mammals appeared
thrush Tweet Definition of thrush Like Definition of thrush on Facebook
noun
  1. One of several species of songbirds of the family Turdidae, often with spotted underbellies such as the bluebird, nightingale, and robin.
  2. (pathology) The common name for the fungal infection candidiasis.
  3. (slang) A woman who sings popular songs.
tinamou Tweet Definition of tinamou Like Definition of tinamou on Facebook
noun
  1. (birds) Any of the birds belonging to a rare South-American wingless bird family (Tinamidae), the only family in the order (Tinamiformes). They are related to the ratites with which they form the Paleognathae superorder.
tit Tweet Definition of tit Like Definition of tit on Facebook
noun
  1. A mammary gland, teat.
  2. (context, slang, vulgar) A woman's breast.
She's got an amazing pair of tits.
  1. (context, UK, pejorative, slang) An idiot; a fool.
Look at that driving on the wrong side of the road!
titmouse Tweet Definition of titmouse Like Definition of titmouse on Facebook
noun (titmice)
  1. Any small passerine bird of the family Paridae, which are found in the woods of the northern hemisphere and of Africa.
trogon Tweet Definition of trogon Like Definition of trogon on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of several species of bird, most of which live in Central America, Central and South America, have colorful feathers, and nest in holes in trees.
trumpeter Tweet Definition of trumpeter Like Definition of trumpeter on Facebook
noun ;trumpeter
  1. A person, especially male, who plays the trumpet.
trumpeter swan Tweet Definition of trumpeter swan Like Definition of trumpeter swan on Facebook
noun
  1. the largest North American swan, Cygnus buccinator; they have white plumage with a long neck, a short black bill
Turkey Tweet Definition of Turkey Like Definition of Turkey on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country at the intersection of Europe and Asia on the Mediterranean. Official name: Republic of Turkey.
turkey vulture Tweet Definition of turkey vulture Like Definition of turkey vulture on Facebook
noun
  1. A common North American vulture, Cathartes aura.
turnstone Tweet Definition of turnstone Like Definition of turnstone on Facebook
noun (pluralturnstones)
  1. Either of two species of coastal wading bird, Arenaria interpres and Arenaria melanocephala. They breed in the Arctic and readily turn stones or seaweed looking for hidden invertebrates.
turtledove Tweet Definition of turtledove Like Definition of turtledove on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, turtle dove)
twite Tweet Definition of twite Like Definition of twite on Facebook
noun (plural:twites)
  1. A small passerine bird, Carduelis flavirostris, that breeds in northern Europe and across central Asia.
tyrant flycatcher Tweet Definition of tyrant flycatcher Like Definition of tyrant flycatcher on Facebook
noun
  1. any of a group of passerine birds, of family Tyrannidae, that inhabit the Americas

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