[mal-fee] /ˈmæl fi/
a tragedy (1614?) by John Webster.
plural noun 1. mashed potatoes mixed with cream, eggs, butter, and seasonings, piped onto a baking sheet or platter, sprinkled with grated cheese, and browned in the oven. noun mashed potatoes, butter, egg yolks, and seasoning used as a garnish or fried in small cakes; also called duchesse potatoes , [pommes duchesse] Word Origin French […]
[duhch-ee] /ˈdʌtʃ i/ noun, plural duchies. 1. the territory ruled by a duke or duchess. /ˈdʌtʃɪ/ noun (pl) duchies 1. the territory of a duke or duchess; dukedom n. mid-14c., “territory ruled by a duke or duchess,” from Old French duché (12c.), from Medieval Latin ducatus, from Latin dux (see duke (n.)).
[doo-chey; Italian doo-che] /ˈdu tʃeɪ; Italian ˈdu tʃɛ/ noun, plural duces, duci [doo-chee] /ˈdu tʃi/ (Show IPA) 1. a leader or dictator. 2. il Duce, the leader: applied especially to Benito Mussolini as head of the fascist Italian state. /ˈduːtʃɪ; Italian ˈduːtʃe/ noun 1. leader /Italian ˈduːtʃe/ noun 1. Il Duce (il). the title assumed […]
[duhk] /dʌk/ noun, plural ducks, (especially collectively for 1, 2) duck. 1. any of numerous wild or domesticated web-footed swimming birds of the family Anatidae, especially of the genus Anas and allied genera, characterized by abroad, flat bill, short legs, and depressed body. 2. the female of this bird, as distinguished from the male. Compare […]