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alstroemeria
  • n  any of various South American plants of the genus Alstroemeria valued for their handsome umbels of beautiful flowers
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alstroemeria pelegrina
  • n  an Andean herb having umbels of showy pinkish-purple lily-like flowers
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alstroemeriaceae
  • n  one of many families or subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted; sometimes included in subfamily Amaryllidaceae
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alt
  • n  angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
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altace
  • n  an ACE inhibitor (trade name Altace) used to treat high blood pressure or in some patients who have had a heart attack
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altai mountains
  • n  a mountain range in central Asia that extends a thousand miles from Kazakhstan eastward into western Mongolia and northern China
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altaic language
  • n  a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe
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altair
  • n  double star 15.7 light years from Earth; the brightest star in the Aquila constellation
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altar
  • n  the table in Christian churches where communion is given
  • n  a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made
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altarpiece
  • n  a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table
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altay mountains
  • n  a mountain range in central Asia that extends a thousand miles from Kazakhstan eastward into western Mongolia and northern China
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altazimuth
  • n  an instrument that measures the altitude and azimuth of celestial bodies; used in navigation
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alter ego
  • n  a very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of yourself
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alteration
  • n  an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
  • n  the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
  • n  the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)
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altering
  • n  the sterilization of an animal
  • v  cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  • v  become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
  • v  make an alteration to
  • v  insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
  • v  remove the ovaries of
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alternanthera
  • n  genus of low herbs of tropical America and Australia; includes genus Telanthera
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