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ABA Tweet Definition of ABA Like Definition of ABA on Facebook
initialism
  1. American Bar Association
abaca Tweet Definition of abaca Like Definition of abaca on Facebook
noun
  1. Tropical plant native to the Philippines grown for its textile and papermaking fibre (Musa textilis) also called Manila hemp.
  2. The fiber/fibre of this plant.
abb Tweet Definition of abb Like Definition of abb on Facebook
noun (infl, en, noun)
  1. Among weavers, yarn for the warp. Hence, abb wool is wool for the abb.
adjective Tweet Definition of adjective Like Definition of adjective on Facebook
noun
  1. (grammar) A category of words, such as big or heavy, that modify or describe a noun and which can usually be used both attributively and predicatively, be graded, and be modified by an adverb.
adjective
  1. Additional or adjunct.
    • 1899, w:John Jay Chapman, John Jay Chapman, Emerson and Other Essays, AMS Press (1969) (as http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13088 reproduced in Project Gutenberg)
    • : In fact, God is of not so much importance in Himself, but as the end towards which man tends. That irreverent person who said that Browning uses "God" as a pigment made an accurate criticism of his theology. In Browning, God is to man.
      1. Applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure.
      law
alamode Tweet Definition of alamode Like Definition of alamode on Facebook
noun
  1. a lustrous silk fabric used for headscarfs
alpaca Tweet Definition of alpaca Like Definition of alpaca on Facebook
noun (alpaca, pl2=alpacas)
  1. A sheeplike animal of the Andes. It is a South American member of the camel family, Camelidae (order Artiodactyla), of mammals; its Latin name is Lama pacos. It is closely related to the llama, guanaco, and vicuí~+mn~a, which are referred to collectively as lamoid, lamoids.
angora Tweet Definition of angora Like Definition of angora on Facebook
noun
  1. Fabric made from the hair of a rabbit
applique Tweet Definition of applique Like Definition of applique on Facebook
noun
  1. An item sewn on for decorative reasons.
arras Tweet Definition of arras Like Definition of arras on Facebook
noun
  1. A tapestry or wall hanging.
Astrakhan Tweet Definition of Astrakhan Like Definition of Astrakhan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a Tatar city and region in Russia, located on the Volga River, conquered by Ivan the Terrible in 1556.
  2. (archaic) astrakhan fleece
  • 1891: Heavy bands of were slashed across the sleeves and fronts of his double-breasted coat " Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Scandal In Bohemia" (Norton 2005 p.14)

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