(of speech, writing, etc.) high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious.
The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
Robin Hood Paul Creswick
The Crow’s Nest Clarence Day, Jr.
the plant family Bombacaceae, typified by tropical deciduous trees having palmate leaves, large and often showy solitary or clustered flowers, and dry fruit with a woolly pulp, and including the baobab and silk-cotton tree.
a seaport in and the capital of Maharashtra, in W India, on the Arabian Sea. a former state in W India: divided in 1960 into the Gujarat and Maharashtra states. a state in W central India. 118,903 sq. mi. (307,959 sq. km). Capital: Bombay. Contemporary Examples The Political Passion of Robin Williams, From Reagan-Bashing to […]
a small lizardfish, Harpadon nehereus, inhabiting river mouths and estuaries of Asia. (in India) the flesh of this fish, impregnated with asafetida, dried, salted, and used as a condiment or relish, especially with curry. noun a teleost fish, Harpodon nehereus, that resembles and is related to the lizard fishes: family Harpodontidae. It is eaten dried […]
sunn. a tall East Indian shrub, Crotalaria juncea, of the legume family, having slender branches and yellow flowers, and an inner bark that yields a hemplike fiber used for making ropes, sacking, etc. the fiber. noun a leguminous plant, Crotalaria juncea, of the East Indies, having yellow flowers the hemplike fibre obtained from the inner […]