an extinct species of large-toothed bipedal hominid that lived in southern Africa c1.5–2 million years ago: formerly classified as the genus Paranthropus.
a fossil belonging to this species.
one of an breed of chickens valued for egg production. noun a heavy black breed of domestic fowl
the E part of the former kingdom of the Franks, comprising parts of what is now NE France, W Germany, and Belgium. Capital: Metz. Historical Examples Some—for instance, Otto, the mayor of the palace of Austrasia towards 640—were devoted to the Crown. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 8 Various They then attacked Austrasia, […]
a monarchy (1867–1918) in central Europe that included the empire of Austria, the kingdom of Hungary, and various crown lands. Contemporary Examples A century ago today, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary embarked on his fatal journey to Sarajevo. Wounds of World War I Have Yet to Heal Michael F. Bishop June 27, 2014 Threatened by […]
a republic in central Europe. 32,381 sq. mi. (83,865 sq. km). Capital: Vienna. Contemporary Examples They went ignored for months, until my phone rang one afternoon, and a distinctive austrian accent came through the receiver. Remembering Maria Altmann, Holocaust Hero Who Won Back Klimt Paintings Isabel Wilkinson February 7, 2011 She gave up her U.S […]