Words containing ill

Meaning of A million times

a million times means: by a factor of a million

Meaning of Abortion pill

abortion pill means: an abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU 486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo

Meaning of Abronia villosa

abronia villosa means: soft-haired sticky plant with heads of bright pink trumpet-shaped flowers; found in sandy desert soil; after ample rains may carpet miles of desert with pink from the southwestern United States to northern Mexico

Meaning of Achille ratti

achille ratti means: pope who signed a treaty with Mussolini recognizing the Vatican City as an independent state (1857-1939)

Meaning of Achillea

achillea means: any of several plants of the genus Achillea native to Europe and having small white flowers in flat-topped flower heads

Meaning of Achillea millefolium

achillea millefolium means: ubiquitous strong-scented mat-forming Eurasian herb of wasteland, hedgerow or pasture having narrow serrate leaves and small usually white florets; widely naturalized in North America

Meaning of Achillea ptarmica

achillea ptarmica means: Eurasian herb having loose heads of button-shaped white flowers and long grey-green leaves that cause sneezing when powdered

Meaning of Achilles

achilles means: a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'

Meaning of Achilles tendon

achilles tendon means: a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf

Meaning of Achilles' heel

achilles' heel means: a seemingly small but actual mortal weakness

Meaning of Breathlessly

breathlessly means: in a breathless manner

Meaning of Capacitive

capacitive means: of or relating to capacitance

Meaning of Countryfolk

countryfolk means: people raised in or living in a rural environment; rustics

Meaning of Countryfolk

countryfolk means: people living in the same country; compatriots

Meaning of Cretinism

cretinism means: severe hypothyroidism resulting in physical and mental stunting

Meaning of Disencumber

disencumber means: release from entanglement of difficulty

Meaning of Eremitical

eremitical means: characterized by ascetic solitude

Meaning of Eremitical

eremitical means: of or relating to or befitting eremites or their practices of hermitic living

Meaning of First-rater

first-rater means: one who is first-rate

Meaning of Fresnel lens

fresnel lens means: lens composed of a number of small lenses arranged to make a lightweight lens of large diameter and short focal length

Meaning of Genus notechis

genus notechis means: tiger snakes

Meaning of Icaco

icaco means: plum-shaped whitish to almost black fruit used for preserves; tropical American

Meaning of Icaco

icaco means: small tropical American tree bearing edible plumlike fruit

Meaning of Indian buffalo

indian buffalo means: upland buffalo of eastern Asia where true water buffaloes do not thrive; used for draft and milk

Meaning of Kapok

kapok means: massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky floss; source of the silky kapok fiber

Meaning of Kapok

kapok means: a plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation

Meaning of Maikoa

maikoa means: a South American plant that is cultivated for its large fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers

Meaning of Miller's-thumb

miller's-thumb means: small freshwater sculpin of Europe and North America

Meaning of Natural shape

natural shape means: a shape created by natural forces; not man-made

Meaning of Near gale

near gale means: wind moving 32-38 knots; 7 on the Beaufort scale

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