any of several thorny cactuses of the genera Echinocactus, Ferocactus, and Astrophytum of the southwestern U.S.
Dust of the Desert Robert Welles Ritchie
The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
The Mystic Mid-Region Arthur J. Burdick
Also called American bison, American buffalo. a North American, oxlike ruminant, Bison bison, having a large head and high, humped shoulders: formerly common in North America, its small remaining population in isolated western areas of the U.S. and Canada is now protected. Also called wisent. a related animal, Bison bonasus, of Europe, less shaggy and […]
a tetrahedral form, each edge of which is bisected by the perpendicular bisecting the edge that does not intersect it.
noun any drug of a class that inhibits the resorption of bone; used in treating certain bone disorders, esp osteoporosis
a thick cream soup, especially of puréed shellfish or vegetables. ice cream made with powdered macaroons or nuts. a point, extra turn, or the like, as in court tennis or croquet. biscuit (def 4). Also called biscuit ware. vitreous china that is left unglazed. a pinkish-tan color. having the color bisque. Historical Examples The Hotel […]