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babysitter
  • n  a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home
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babysitting
  • n  the work of a baby sitter; caring for children when their parents are not home
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babytalk
  • n  an adult's imitation of the speech of a young child
  • n  the developing speech of a young child
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bacca
  • n  an indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp: e.g. grape; tomato; cranberry
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baccalaureate
  • n  a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies
  • n  an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
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baccarat
  • n  a card game played in casinos in which two or more punters gamble against the banker; the player wins who holds 2 or 3 cards that total closest to nine
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bacchanalia
  • n  an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)
  • n  a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
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bacchant
  • n  someone who engages in drinking bouts
  • n  a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
  • n  (classical mythology) a priest or votary of Bacchus
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bacchante
  • n  (classical mythology) a priestess or votary of Bacchus
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baccharis
  • n  shrubs of western hemisphere often having honey-scented flowers followed by silky thistlelike heads of tiny fruits; often used for erosion control
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baccharis halimifolia
  • n  a shrub of salt marshes of eastern and south central North America and West Indies; fruit is surrounded with white plumelike hairy tufts
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baccharis pilularis
  • n  widely spreading evergreen shrub of southwestern United States with flower heads in a leafy panicle
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baccharis viminea
  • n  California shrub with slender leafy shoots that are important browse for mule deer
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bacchus
  • n  (classical mythology) god of wine; equivalent of Dionysus
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baccy
  • n  leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
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bach
  • n  German baroque organist and contrapuntist; composed mostly keyboard music; one of the greatest creators of western music (1685-1750)
  • n  the music of Bach
  • v  lead a bachelor's existence
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bachelor
  • n  a man who has never been married
  • n  a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon
  • v  lead a bachelor's existence
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bachelor's button
  • n  an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers
  • n  tropical American herb having rose to red or purple flowers that can be dried without losing color
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bachelor's degree
  • n  an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
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bachelor-at-arms
  • n  a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon
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