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brasilia
  • n  the capital of Brazil; a city built on the central plateau and inaugurated in 1960
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brasov
  • n  a city in central Romania in the foothills of the Transylvanian Alps
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brass
  • n  an alloy of copper and zinc
  • n  a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
  • n  the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
  • n  impudent aggressiveness
  • n  an ornament or utensil made of brass
  • n  the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
  • n  a memorial made of brass
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brass band
  • n  a group of musicians playing only brass and percussion instruments
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brass buttons
  • n  South African herb with golden-yellow globose flower heads; naturalized in moist areas along coast of California; cultivated as an ornamental
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brass instrument
  • n  a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
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brass knuckles
  • n  a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand
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brass knucks
  • n  a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand
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brass monkey
  • n  a metal stand that formerly held cannon balls on sailing ships
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brass section
  • n  the section of a band or orchestra that plays brass instruments
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brassaia actinophylla
  • n  erect evergreen shrub or small tree of Australia and northern New Guinea having palmately compound leaves
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brassavola
  • n  any of various tropical American orchids with usually solitary fleshy leaves and showy white to green nocturnally fragrant blossoms solitary or in racemes of up to 7
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brasserie
  • n  a small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food; usually cheap
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brassia
  • n  genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids having striking axillary racemes of yellow to green spiderlike flowers with long slender sepals and warty lips: spider orchids
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brassia lawrenceana
  • n  South American orchid with spiderlike pale-yellow to pale-green flowers
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brassia verrucosa
  • n  Central American orchid having spiderlike flowers with prominent green warts
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