Words containing ssus

Meaning of Battle of issus

battle of issus means: a battle (333 BC) in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians under Darius III

Meaning of Blissus

blissus means: chinch bugs

Meaning of Blissus leucopterus

blissus leucopterus means: small black-and-white insect that feeds on cereal grasses

Meaning of Borassus

borassus means: palmyra

Meaning of Borassus flabellifer

borassus flabellifer means: tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving

Meaning of Byssus

byssus means: tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface

Meaning of Cnossus

cnossus means: an ancient town on Crete where Bronze Age culture flourished from about 2000 BC to 1400 BC

Meaning of Colossus

colossus means: a person of exceptional importance and reputation

Meaning of Colossus

colossus means: someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

Meaning of Colossus of rhodes

colossus of rhodes means: a huge bronze statue of the sun god Helios that was built around 285 BC and that stood beside the harbor entrance on the island of Rhodes for about 50 years before it was toppled by an earthquake

Meaning of Affricative

affricative means: a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point (as `ch' in `chair' and `j' in `joy')

Meaning of Arna wendell bontemps

arna wendell bontemps means: United States writer (1902-1973)

Meaning of Belt-fed

belt-fed means: using belted ammunition

Meaning of Bunsen

bunsen means: a gas burner used in laboratories; has an air valve to regulate the mixture of gas and air

Meaning of Bunsen

bunsen means: German chemist who with Kirchhoff pioneered spectrum analysis but is remembered mainly for his invention of the Bunsen burner (1811-1899)

Meaning of Chateura pelagica

chateura pelagica means: American swift that nests in e.g. unused chimneys

Meaning of Ethiopia

ethiopia means: Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia

Meaning of Explicit definition

explicit definition means: a definition that gives an exact equivalent of the term defined

Meaning of Genus branchiobdella

genus branchiobdella means: type genus of the Branchiobdellidae: a small worm that lives on the gills or surface of a crayfish attached by a sucker

Meaning of Genus physostegia

genus physostegia means: genus of North American perennial herbs

Meaning of Irresistibleness

irresistibleness means: the quality of being overpowering and impossible to resist

Meaning of Machine translation

machine translation means: the use of computers to translate from one language to another

Meaning of Nail enamel

nail enamel means: a cosmetic lacquer that dries quickly and that is applied to the nails to color them or make them shiny

Meaning of Optical illusion

optical illusion means: an optical phenomenon that results in a false or deceptive visual impression

Meaning of Rehabilitation

rehabilitation means: the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation

Meaning of Rehabilitation

rehabilitation means: the restoration of someone to a useful place in society

Meaning of Rehabilitation

rehabilitation means: the treatment of physical disabilities by massage and electrotherapy and exercises

Meaning of Rehabilitation

rehabilitation means: vindication of a person's character and the re-establishment of that person's reputation

Meaning of Retral

retral means: at or near or toward the posterior

Meaning of Retral

retral means: moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction

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