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booboisie
noun Etymology: blend of 1boob and bourgeoisie Date: 1922 the general public regarded as consisting of boobs
booby
I. noun (plural boobies) Etymology: modification of Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus stammering, probably of imitative origin Date: 1602 1. an awkward foolish person ; dope ...
booby hatch
noun Date: 1840 1. a raised framework with a sliding cover over a small hatch on a ship 2. a psychiatric hospital
booby prize
noun Date: 1889 1. an award for the poorest performance in a game or competition 2. an acknowledgment of notable inferiority
booby trap
noun Date: 1850 1. a trap for the unwary or unsuspecting ; pitfall 2. a concealed explosive device contrived to go off when some harmless-looking object is touched • ...
booby-trap
transitive verb see booby trap
boodle
noun Etymology: Dutch boedel estate, lot, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old Norse būth booth Date: 1833 1. a collection or lot of persons ; caboodle 2. a. bribe money b. ...
booger
noun Etymology: alteration of English dialect buggard, boggart, from 1bug + -ard Date: 1866 1. bogeyman 2. a piece of dried nasal mucus
boogerman
noun see boogeyman
boogey
intransitive verb see boogie II
boogeyman
also boogerman noun Etymology: by alteration Date: circa 1850 bogeyman
boogie
I. noun Date: 1929 1. boogie-woogie 2. earthy and strongly rhythmic rock music conducive to dancing; also a period of or occasion for dancing to this music II. intransitive ...
boogie-woogie
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1928 a percussive style of playing blues on the piano characterized by a steady rhythmic ground bass of eighth notes in quadruple time ...
boogy
intransitive verb see boogie II
boojum
noun Etymology: perhaps from boojum, an imaginary creature in The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll; from its grotesque appearance Date: 1951 a tall spiny long-lived ...
book
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bōc; akin to Old High German buoh book, Gothic boka letter Date: before 12th century 1. a. a set of written sheets of ...
book club
noun Date: 1905 an organization that ships selected books to members usually on a regular schedule and often at discount prices
book louse
noun Date: 1867 any of various tiny usually wingless insects (order Psocoptera and especially genus Liposcelis) that feed on organic matter (as paper) and usually inhabit damp ...
book lung
noun Date: 1897 a saccular breathing organ in many arachnids containing thin folds of membrane arranged like the leaves of a book
Book of Common Prayer
Date: 1549 the service book of the Anglican Communion
book off
intransitive verb Date: 1971 chiefly Canadian to notify an employer that one is not reporting for work (as because of sickness)
book value
noun Date: 1899 the value of something as shown on bookkeeping records as distinguished from market value: a. the value of an asset equal to cost minus depreciation b. ...
book-match
transitive verb Date: 1942 to match the grains of (as two sheets of veneer) so that one sheet seems to be the mirror image of the other
bookable
adjective see book III
bookbinder
noun see bookbinding
bookbindery
noun see bookbinding
bookbinding
noun Date: 1707 1. the art or trade of binding books 2. the binding of a book • bookbinder noun • bookbindery noun
bookcase
noun Date: 1726 a piece of furniture consisting of shelves to hold books
bookend
noun Date: 1907 a support placed at the end of a row of books
booker
noun see book III
Booker T Washington National Monument
geographical name historic site W central Virginia SE of Roanoke
bookful
noun see book I
bookie
noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1885 bookmaker 2
booking
noun Date: 1823 1. the act of one that books 2. an engagement or scheduled performance 3. reservation 1c
booking office
noun Date: circa 1837 chiefly British a ticket office; especially one in a railroad station
bookish
adjective Date: 1566 1. a. of or relating to books b. fond of books and reading 2. a. inclined to rely on book knowledge b. of words literary and formal as ...
bookishly
adverb see bookish
bookishness
noun see bookish
bookkeeper
noun Date: 1555 a person who records the accounts or transactions of a business • bookkeeping noun
bookkeeping
noun see bookkeeper
booklet
noun Date: 1856 a little book; especially pamphlet
bookmaker
noun Date: 1515 1. a printer, binder, or designer of books 2. a person who determines odds and receives and pays off bets • bookmaking noun
bookmaking
noun see bookmaker
bookman
noun Date: 1583 1. a person who has a love of books and especially of reading 2. a person who is involved in the writing, publishing, or selling of books
bookmark
I. noun Date: 1838 1. (or bookmarker) a marker for finding a place in a book 2. a menu entry or icon on a computer that is usually created by the user and that serves as a ...
bookmarker
noun see bookmark I, 1
bookmobile
noun Date: 1926 a truck that serves as a traveling library
bookplate
noun Date: 1791 a book owner's identification label that is usually pasted to the inside front cover of a book
bookseller
noun Date: 15th century one that sells books; especially the proprietor of a bookstore • bookselling noun
bookselling
noun see bookseller
bookshelf
noun Date: 1623 an open shelf for holding books
bookshop
noun Date: 1765 bookstore
bookstall
noun Date: 1800 1. a stall where books are sold 2. chiefly British newsstand
bookstore
noun Date: 1760 a place of business where books are the main item offered for sale — called also bookshop
bookworm
noun Date: 1592 a person unusually devoted to reading and study
Boolean
adjective Etymology: George Boole died 1864 English mathematician Date: 1851 of, relating to, or being a logical combinatorial system (as Boolean algebra) that represents ...
Boolean algebra
noun Date: circa 1889 an algebraic system that consists of a set closed under two binary operations and that can be described by any of various systems of postulates all of ...
boom
I. verb Etymology: Middle English bomben, bummen, of imitative origin Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to make a deep hollow sound 2. a. to increase in ...
boom box
noun Date: 1981 a usually large portable stereophonic radio and tape or CD player
boomer
noun Date: 1880 1. one that booms 2. one that joins a rush of settlers to a boom area 3. a transient worker (as a bridge builder) 4. a person born during a baby boom ; ...
boomerang
noun Etymology: Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) bumarinʸ Date: 1825 1. a bent or angular throwing club typically flat on one side and rounded ...
booming
adjective Date: 1682 1. making a loud deep sound 2. forcefully or powerfully executed
boomlet
noun Date: 1880 a small boom; specifically a sudden increase in business activity
boomtown
noun Date: 1896 a town enjoying a business and population boom
boomy
adjective (boomier; -est) Date: 1888 1. of, relating to, or characterized by an economic boom 2. having an excessive accentuation on the tones of lower pitch in reproduced ...
boon
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bone prayer, request, the favor requested, from Old Norse bōn request; akin to Old English bēn prayer, bannan to summon — more at ban ...
boondocks
noun plural Etymology: Tagalog bundok mountain Date: 1930 1. rough country filled with dense brush 2. a rural area ; sticks
boondoggle
noun Etymology: coined by Robert H. Link died 1957 American scoutmaster Date: 1929 1. a braided cord worn by Boy Scouts as a neckerchief slide, hatband, or ornament 2. a ...
boondoggler
noun see boondoggle
Boone
biographical name Daniel 1734-1820 American pioneer
boonies
noun plural Date: 1956 slang boondocks 2
boor
noun Etymology: Dutch boer; akin to Old English būan to dwell — more at bower Date: 1551 1. peasant 2. a rude or insensitive person
boorish
adjective Date: 1562 resembling or befitting a boor (as in crude insensitivity) • boorishly adverb • boorishness noun Synonyms: boorish, churlish, loutish, clownish ...
boorishly
adverb see boorish
boorishness
noun see boorish
boost
I. verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1801 transitive verb 1. to push or shove up from below 2. increase, raise 3. to promote the cause or interests of ; plug ...
booster
noun Date: 1888 one that boosts: as a. an enthusiastic supporter b. an auxiliary device for increasing force, power, pressure, or effectiveness c. slang shoplifter ...
booster dose
noun see booster shot
booster seat
noun Date: 1973 a seat used to elevate a sitting child
booster shot
noun Date: 1944 a supplementary dose of an immunizing agent — called also booster, booster dose
boosterism
noun Date: circa 1913 the activities and attitudes characteristic of boosters
boot
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bōt remedy — more at better Date: before 12th century 1. archaic deliverance 2. chiefly dialect something to equalize ...
boot camp
noun Date: 1916 1. a navy or marine corps camp for basic training 2. a disciplinary facility or program in which young offenders are forced to participate in a rigidly ...
bootable
adjective see boot IV
bootblack
noun Date: 1817 one who shines shoes
booted
adjective Date: 1552 wearing boots
bootee
or bootie noun Date: 1799 a usually ankle-length boot, slipper, or sock; especially an infant's knitted or crocheted sock
Boötes
noun Etymology: Latin (genitive Boötis), from Greek Boōtēs, literally, plowman, from bous head of cattle — more at cow a northern constellation containing the bright star ...
booth
noun (plural booths) Etymology: Middle English bothe, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse būth booth; akin to Old English būan to dwell — more at bower Date: 13th ...
Booth
I. biographical name family of American actors: Junius Brutus 1796-1852 b in England & his sons Edwin Thomas 1833-1893 & John Wilkes 1838-1865 assassin of Lincoln II. ...
Boothe
biographical name Clare — see Clare Boothe Luce
Boothia Peninsula
geographical name peninsula N Canada W of Baffin Island; its N tip (at about 72°N, 94°W) is the northernmost point on North American mainland
Boothia, Gulf of
geographical name gulf N Canada between Baffin Island & Melville Peninsula on E & Boothia Peninsula on W
bootie
variant of bootee, booty II
bootjack
noun Date: 1798 a device (as with a V-shaped notch) used for pulling off boots
bootlace
noun Date: 1832 British shoelace
Bootle
geographical name town NW England in W Merseyside population 62,463
bootleg
I. noun Date: 1634 1. the upper part of a boot 2. something bootlegged: as a. moonshine b. an unauthorized audio or video recording 3. a football play in which the ...
bootlegger
noun see bootleg II
bootless
adjective Etymology: 1boot Date: 1559 useless, unprofitable • bootlessly adverb • bootlessness noun
bootlessly
adverb see bootless
bootlessness
noun see bootless
bootlick
verb Date: 1845 transitive verb to try to gain favor with through a servile or obsequious manner intransitive verb to act obsequiously • bootlicker noun
bootlicker
noun see bootlick
boots
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: from plural of 3boot Date: circa 1837 British a servant who shines shoes especially in a hotel
bootstrap
I. noun Date: 1875 1. a looped strap sewed at the side or the rear top of a boot to help in pulling it on 2. plural unaided efforts — often used in the phrase by one's own ...
bootstrapper
noun see bootstrap III
booty
I. noun (plural booties) Etymology: modification of Middle French butin, from Middle Low German būte exchange Date: 15th century 1. plunder taken (as in war); especially ...
booze
I. intransitive verb (boozed; boozing) Etymology: Middle English bousen, from Middle Dutch būsen Date: 14th century to drink intoxicating liquor especially to excess — ...
boozehound
noun Date: 1911 boozer, drunk
boozer
noun Date: 1816 1. a person who boozes ; drunk 2. British a drinking place ; pub
boozily
adverb see booze II
boozy
adjective see booze II
bop
I. transitive verb (bopped; bopping) Etymology: imitative Date: 1928 hit, sock II. noun Date: 1932 a blow (as with the fist or a club) that strikes a person III. noun ...
bopeep
noun Etymology: 1boo + 3peep Date: 1528 peekaboo
Bophuthatswana
geographical name former group of noncontiguous black enclaves in the Republic of South Africa capital Mmabatho; granted independence 1977; abolished 1994
bopper
noun see bop III
BOQ
abbreviation bachelor officers' quarters
bor
abbreviation borough
bora
noun Etymology: Italian, from Italian dialect (Trieste), from Latin boreas Date: 1839 a violent cold northerly wind of the Adriatic
Bora-Bora
geographical name island S Pacific in Leeward group of the Society Islands NW of Tahiti area about 15 square miles (38 square kilometers)
boracic acid
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin borac-, borax borax Date: 1801 boric acid
borage
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French bourage, from Medieval Latin borrago, probably from Arabic dialect *bū‘araq, alteration of Arabic abū ‘araq, literally, ...
Borah
biographical name William Edgar 1865-1940 American politician
Borah Peak
geographical name mountain 12,662 feet (3859 meters) E central Idaho in Lost River Range; highest point in state
borane
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from boron Date: 1916 1. a compound of boron and hydrogen; specifically a compound BH3 known only in the form of its ...
Borås
geographical name city SW Sweden E of Göteborg population 102,840
borate
noun Date: 1788 a salt or ester of a boric acid
borated
adjective Date: circa 1901 mixed or impregnated with borax or boric acid
borax
I. noun Etymology: Middle English boras, from Anglo-French boreis, from Medieval Latin borac-, borax, from Arabic būraq, from Persian būrah Date: 14th century a white ...
borborygmus
noun (plural borborygmi) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek borborygmos, from borboryzein to rumble Date: 1762 intestinal rumbling caused by moving gas
Bordeaux
I. noun (plural Bordeaux) Usage: often not capitalized Date: circa 1570 1. white or red wine of the Bordeaux region of France 2. claret 2 II. geographical name city & ...
bordeaux mixture
noun Usage: often capitalized B Date: 1892 a fungicide made by reaction of copper sulfate, lime, and water
Bordelais
noun see Bordeaux II
bordelaise sauce
noun Usage: often capitalized B Etymology: French bordelaise, feminine of bordelais of Bordeaux Date: 1902 a sauce consisting of stock thickened with roux and flavored ...
bordello
noun (plural -los) Etymology: Italian, from Old French bordel, from borde hut, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English bord board Date: 1593 a building in which prostitutes ...
Borden
biographical name Sir Robert (Laird) 1854-1937 Canadian lawyer & statesman; prime minister (1911-20)
border
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bordure, from Anglo-French, from border to border, from Old French bort border, of Germanic origin; probably akin to Old English bord board ...
border collie
noun Usage: often capitalized B Date: 1938 any of a breed of medium-sized sheepdogs of British origin noted for their herding abilities
border terrier
noun Usage: often capitalized B Date: 1894 any of a breed of small terriers of British origin having a harsh dense coat and close undercoat
bordereau
noun (plural bordereaux) Etymology: French, from Middle French bordrel, probably from bord border, from Old French bort — more at border Date: circa 1858 a detailed note or ...
bordered
adjective see border I
borderer
noun see border II
borderland
noun Date: 1811 1. a. territory at or near a border b. fringe 3a 2. a vague intermediate state or region
borderline
I. adjective Date: 1907 1. a. being in an intermediate position or state ; not fully classifiable as one thing or its opposite b. not quite up to, typical of, or as ...
Borders
geographical name administrative area of S Scotland area 1828 square miles (4734 square kilometers)
Bordet
biographical name Jules 1870-1961 Belgian bacteriologist
Bordighera
geographical name commune & port NW Italy in Liguria population 11,559
bordure
noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century a border on a heraldic shield
bore
I. verb (bored; boring) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English borian; akin to Old High German borōn to bore, Latin forare to bore, ferire to strike Date: before 12th ...
boreal
adjective Etymology: Middle English boriall, from Late Latin borealis, from Latin boreas north wind, north, from Greek, from Boreas Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or ...
Boreas
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek 1. the Greek god of the north wind 2. the north wind personified
boredom
noun Date: 1852 the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest
boreen
noun Etymology: Irish bóthrín, diminutive of bóthar road Date: 1836 Irish a narrow country lane
borehole
noun Date: 1708 a hole bored or drilled in the earth: as a. an exploratory well b. chiefly British a small-diameter well drilled especially to obtain water
borer
noun Date: 14th century 1. a tool used for boring 2. a. shipworm b. an insect that bores in the woody parts of plants
borescope
noun Date: 1941 an optical device (as a prism or optical fiber) used to inspect an inaccessible space (as an engine cylinder)
Borges
biographical name Jorge Luis 1899-1986 Argentine author
Borgia
I. biographical name Cesare 1475(or 1476)-1507 son of Rodrigo Italian cardinal & military leader II. biographical name Lucrezia 1480-1519 daughter of Rodrigo duchess of ...
Borglum
biographical name (John) Gutzon (de la Mothe) 1867-1941 American sculptor
Borgne, Lake
geographical name inlet of the Mississippi Sound E of New Orleans, Louisiana
boric acid
noun Etymology: boron Date: 1869 a white crystalline acid B(OH)3 obtained from its salts and used especially as a weak antiseptic and fire-retardant
boride
noun Date: 1863 a binary compound of boron with a more electropositive element or radical
boring
adjective Date: 1785 causing boredom ; tiresome • boringly adverb • boringness noun
boringly
adverb see boring
boringness
noun see boring
Boris III
biographical name 1894-1943 czar of Bulgaria (1918-43)
born
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English boren, past participle of beran to carry — more at bear Date: before 12th century 1. a. brought forth by or as if by ...
Born
biographical name Max 1882-1970 German physicist
born-again
adjective Etymology: from the verse “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God” (John 3:3-Authorized Version) Date: 1861 1. of, relating to, or being a ...
borne
I. past participle of bear II. adjective Date: circa 1559 transported or transmitted by — used in combination
Bornean
adjective or noun see Borneo
Borneo
or Indonesian Kalimantan geographical name island Malay Archipelago SW of Philippines area 290,320 square miles (751,929 square kilometers) — see Brunei, Kalimantan, Sabah, ...
borneol
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Borneo, island of Indonesia Date: 1876 a crystalline cyclic alcohol C10H17OH that occurs in two enantiomeric forms, ...
Bornholm
geographical name island Denmark in Baltic Sea capital Rönne area 227 square miles (588 square kilometers), population 45,991
bornite
noun Etymology: German Bornit, from Ignaz von Born died 1791 Austrian mineralogist Date: circa 1847 a brittle metallic-looking mineral that consists of a sulfide of copper ...
boro-
combining form boron
Borodin
biographical name Aleksandr Porfiryevich 1833-1887 Russian composer & chemist
borohydride
noun Date: 1940 the anion BH4- of boron and hydrogen that is used especially as a reducing agent and as a source of hydrogen atoms; also any of various compounds (as of ...
boron
noun Etymology: borax + -on (as in carbon) Date: 1812 a trivalent metalloid element found in nature only in combination and used especially in glass and detergents — see ...
boron carbide
noun Date: circa 1909 a refractory shiny black crystalline compound B4C that is one of the hardest known materials and is used especially in abrasives and as a structural ...
boronic
adjective see boron
borosilicate
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1817 1. a silicate containing boron in the anion and occurring naturally 2. borosilicate glass
borosilicate glass
noun Date: 1933 a silicate glass that is composed of at least five percent oxide of boron and is used especially in heat-resistant glassware
borough
noun Etymology: Middle English burgh, from Old English burg fortified town; akin to Old High German burg fortified place, and probably to Old English beorg hill — more at ...
borough English
noun Date: 14th century a custom formerly existing in parts of England by which the lands of an intestate descended to the youngest son
borough hall
noun Date: 1938 the chief administrative building of a borough
borrow
verb Etymology: Middle English borwen, from Old English borgian; akin to Old English beorgan to preserve — more at bury Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. ...
Borrow
biographical name George Henry 1803-1881 English author
borrow pit
noun Date: 1863 an excavated area where material has been dug for use as fill at another location
borrow trouble
phrasal to do something unnecessarily that may result in adverse reaction or repercussions
borrowed time
noun Date: 1664 an uncertain and usually uncontrolled postponement of something inevitable — used with living on
borrower
noun see borrow
borrowing
noun Date: 1609 something borrowed; especially a word or phrase adopted from one language into another
Bors
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French Bohort Date: 15th century a knight of the Round Table and nephew of Lancelot
borsch
noun see borscht
borsch belt
noun see borscht belt
borsch circuit
noun see borscht circuit
borscht
or borsch noun Etymology: Yiddish borsht & Ukrainian & Russian borshch Date: 1808 a soup made primarily of beets and served hot or cold often with sour cream
borscht belt
also borsch belt noun Date: 1936 borscht circuit
borscht circuit
or borsch circuit noun Usage: often capitalized B&C Etymology: from the popularity of borscht on menus of the resorts Date: 1936 the theaters and nightclubs associated with ...
Borstal
noun Etymology: Borstal, English village where the first such institution was set up Date: 1907 British reformatory
bort
also boart noun Etymology: probably from Dutch boort Date: 1622 imperfectly crystallized diamond or diamond fragments used as an abrasive
borzoi
noun Etymology: Russian borzoĭ, from borzoĭ swift Date: 1887 any of a breed of large dogs developed in Russia especially for pursuing wolves that have a long silky usually ...
bos'n
I. noun see boatswain II. see bosun
Bosc
noun Etymology: short for Beurré Bosc, from French, from beurré, any of various soft-fleshed pear varieties + bosc, perhaps from L.-A.-G. Bosc d'Antic died 1828 French ...
boscage
also boskage noun Etymology: Middle English boskage, from Anglo-French boscage, from bois forest, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German busk forest, bush Date: 14th ...
Bosch
I. biographical name Carl 1874-1940 German industrial chemist II. biographical name Hieronymus circa 1450-circa 1516 Dutch painter
Bosco
biographical name Saint Giovanni Melchior 1815-1888 Don Bosco Italian religious & founder of Society of St. Francis de Sales
Bose
biographical name Sir Jagadis Chandra 1858-1937 Indian physicist & plant physiologist
bosh
noun Etymology: Turkish boş empty Date: 1834 foolish talk or activity ; nonsense — often used interjectionally
bosk
or bosque noun Etymology: probably back-formation from bosky Date: 1814 a small wooded area
boskage
noun see boscage
bosky
adjective Etymology: English dialect bosk bush, from Middle English bush, bosk Date: 1593 1. having abundant trees or shrubs 2. of or relating to a woods
Bosnia
geographical name region S Europe in the Balkans; with Herzegovina forms independent state of Bosnia and Herzegovina ; a federated republic of Yugoslavia 1946-92 capital ...
Bosnian
adjective or noun see Bosnia
bosom
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bōsm; akin to Old High German buosam bosom Date: before 12th century 1. a. the human chest and especially the front ...
bosomed
adjective Date: 1603 having a bosom of a specified kind — used in combination
bosomy
adjective Date: 1860 1. swelling upward or outward 2. having prominent breasts
boson
noun Etymology: Satyendranath Bose died 1974 Indian physicist + English 2-on Date: 1947 a particle (as a photon or meson) whose spin is zero or an integral number — compare ...
bosonic
adjective see boson
Bosphorus
geographical name see Bosporus
Bosporan
adjective see Bosporus
Bosporus
or Bosphorus geographical name strait about 18 miles (29 kilometers) long between Turkey in Europe & Turkey in Asia connecting Sea of Marmara & Black Sea • Bosporan ...
bosque
noun see bosk
bosquet
noun Etymology: French, from Italian boschetto, diminutive of bosco forest, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German busk forest, bush Date: circa 1737 thicket
boss
I. noun Etymology: Middle English boce, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *bottia Date: 14th century 1. a. a protuberant part or body
boss man
noun Date: 1909 boss III
bossa nova
noun Etymology: Portuguese, literally, new trend Date: 1962 1. popular music of Brazilian origin that is rhythmically related to the samba but with complex harmonies and ...
bossdom
noun see boss III
Bossier City
geographical name city NW Louisiana population 56,461
bossiness
noun see bossy III
bossism
noun see boss III
Bossuet
biographical name Jacques-Bénigne 1627-1704 French bishop
bossy
I. adjective Date: 1543 1. marked by a swelling or roundness 2. marked by bosses ; studded II. noun (plural bossies) Etymology: 6boss Date: 1843 cow, calf III. ...
Boston
I. noun Etymology: French, from Boston, Mass. Date: 1800 1. a variation of whist played with two decks of cards 2. [Boston, Mass.] a dance somewhat like a waltz II. ...
Boston bull
noun see Boston terrier
Boston cream pie
noun Date: 1908 a round cake that is split and filled with a custard or cream filling and usually frosted with chocolate
Boston fern
noun Date: circa 1900 a luxuriant fern (Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis) often with drooping much-divided fronds
Boston ivy
noun Date: circa 1900 a woody Asian vine (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) of the grape family typically having 3-lobed leaves
Boston lettuce
noun Date: 1880 butter lettuce of a variety that is larger than the closely related Bibb lettuce
Boston Mountains
geographical name mountains NW Arkansas & E Oklahoma in Ozark Plateau
Boston rocker
noun Date: 1843 a wooden rocking chair with a high spindle back, a decorative top panel, and a seat and arms that curve down at the front
Boston terrier
noun Date: 1894 any of a breed of small smooth-coated terriers originating as a cross of the bulldog and bullterrier and being brindled or black with white markings — called ...
Bostonian
adjective or noun see Boston II
bosun
also bos'n or bo's'n or bo'sun variant of boatswain
Boswell
I. noun Etymology: James Boswell Date: 1858 a person who records in detail the life of a usually famous contemporary • Boswellian adjective • Boswellize verb II. ...
Boswellian
adjective see Boswell I
Boswellize
verb see Boswell I
bot
I. noun also bott Etymology: Middle English; akin to Dutch leverbot liver fluke Date: 15th century the larva of a botfly; especially one infesting the horse II. ...
bota
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Late Latin buttis cask Date: 1832 a leather bottle (as for wine)
Botafogo Bay
geographical name inlet of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
botan
abbreviation botanical
botanic garden
noun see botanical garden
botanica
noun Etymology: American Spanish botánica, from feminine of Spanish botánico botanical Date: 1969 a shop that deals in herbs and charms used especially by adherents of ...
botanical
I. adjective Etymology: French botanique, from Greek botanikos of herbs, from botanē pasture, herb, from boskein to feed, graze; probably akin to Lithuanian guotas flock Date: ...
botanical garden
noun Date: 1775 a garden often with greenhouses for the culture, study, and exhibition of special plants — called also bo•tan•ic garden
botanically
adverb see botanical I
botanise
British variant of botanize
botanist
noun see botany
botanize
verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 1767 intransitive verb to collect plants for botanical investigation; also to study plants especially on a field trip transitive verb to ...
botanizer
noun see botanize
botany
noun (plural -nies) Etymology: botanic botanical + 2-y Date: 1696 1. a branch of biology dealing with plant life 2. a. plant life b. the properties and life phenomena ...
Botany Bay
geographical name inlet of the S Pacific SE Australia in New South Wales on S border of city of Sydney
botch
I. noun Etymology: Middle English boche, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *bottia boss Date: 14th century an inflammatory sore II. transitive verb Etymology: Middle ...

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