any American wren of the genus Campylorhynchus, of arid regions, especially C. brunneicapillus, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
any of numerous succulent plants of the family Cactaceae, of warm, arid regions of the New World, having fleshy, leafless, usually spiny stems, and typically having solitary, showy flowers. Contemporary Examples How to Watch Out for Hidden Sugar and Replace With Leaner Substitutes Diana Le Dean February 22, 2013 Lost For Thousands of Strokes: ‘Desert […]
cacumen ca·cu’mi·nal (-mə-nəl) adj.
pronounced with the tip of the tongue curled back toward or against the hard palate; retroflex; cerebral. a cacuminal sound. adjective Also called cerebral. relating to or denoting a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue turned back towards the hard palate noun a consonant articulated in this manner
an ill-bred man, especially one who behaves in a dishonorable or irresponsible way toward women. British Archaic. a local town boy or youth, as contrasted with a university or public school student. a servant at a university or public school. computer-aided design. Contemporary Examples TV’s 6 Most Toxic Bachelors The Daily Beast Video June 27, […]