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dachs⋅hund /ˈdɑksˌhʊnt, -ˌhʊnd, -ənd, ˈdæks-, ˈdæʃ-/  [dahks-hoont, -hoond, -uhnd, daks-, dash-]


one of a German breed of dogs having short legs, a long body and ears, and a usually tan or black-and-tan coat.


oc⋅to⋅pus /ˈɒkpəs/  [ok-tuh-puhs]

–noun, plural -pus⋅es, -pi  /-ˌpaɪ/  [-pahy]

1. any octopod of the genus Octopus, having a soft, oval body and eight sucker-bearing arms, living mostly at the bottom of the sea.


pen⋅guin /ˈpɛŋgwɪn, ˈpɛn-/  [peng-gwin, pen-]

–noun Ornithology.

1. any of several flightless, aquatic birds of the family Spheniscidae, of the Southern Hemisphere, having webbed feet and wings reduced to flippers.



Hep”pel*white\, a. (Furniture) Designating a light and elegant style developed in England under George III., chiefly by Messrs. A. Heppelwhite & Co.


Peg⋅a⋅sus /ˈpɛgəsəs/  [peg-uh-suhs]

–noun, genitive -si  /-ˌsaɪ/  [-sahy] 

1. Classical Mythology. a winged horse, created from the blood of Medusa, that opened the spring of Hippocrene with a stroke of its hoof, and that carried Bellerophon in his attack on the Chimera.


nau⋅ti⋅lus /ˈnɔtləs, ˈnɒt-/  [nawt-l-uhs, not-]

–noun, plural nau⋅ti⋅lus⋅es, nau⋅ti⋅li  /ˈnɔtlˌaɪ, ˈnɒt-/  [nawt-l-ahy, not-] 

1. Also called chambered nautilus, pearly nautilus. any cephalopod of the genus Nautilus, having a spiral, chambered shell with pearly septa.


owl /aʊl/  [oul]


1. any of numerous, chiefly nocturnal birds of prey, of the order Strigiformes, having a broad head with large, forward-directed eyes that are usually surrounded by disks of modified feathers: many populations are diminishing owing to loss of habitat.


a⋅pron /ˈeɪprən/ [ey-pruhn]


1. a garment covering part of the front of the body and tied at the waist, for protecting the wearer’s clothing: a kitchen apron.

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