a West African tree, Manilkara albescens, of the sapodilla family.
the hard, reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
Also, alamiqui. a Cuban solenodon, Solenodon cubanus.
Indian English. a wardrobe, cabinet, or cupboard. Historical Examples He heard a laugh, and in Minghal’s loud tones the word “almirah.” Barclay of the Guides Herbert Strang Everything seems the same distance—you and the almirah and the table inside my eyes or miles away. The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition Rudyard Kipling The […]
almodad immeasurable, the first named of the sons of Joktan (Gen. 10:26), the founder of an Arabian tribe.
a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa during the 12th and 13th centuries. Historical Examples And so seventeenth century Meknez has perished while the Almohad walls and towers of the tenth century still stand. In Morocco Edith Wharton After his death, the Almohad empire followed the downward curve to which […]
a member of a Muslim dynasty ruling in Spain and northern Africa during the 12th and 13th centuries. Historical Examples Spain was now formed into a province of the almohade empire, the capital of which was in Africa. A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman Seville and Crdova each had a different governor; the almohade […]