Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dictionary Highlights: Day 34

brevicaudate - having a short tail.

brisance - the shattering effect of a high explosive.

Brittany - a region in NW France, on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay: a former duchy and province.

Broadview Heights - a town in N Ohio. 10,920.

brolly - an umbrella

brood parasitism - a form of social parasitism practiced by certain birds, as cuckoos and cowbirds, in which eggs are laid in the nests of other birds, causing them to be hatched and the young reared by the hosts, often at the cost of the hosts' own young.

broomrape - any of various parasitic plants, esp. of the genus Orobanche, living on the roots of broom and other plants.

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