[el fahy-yoom, fey-] /ˌɛl faɪˈyum, feɪ-/
a province in N central Egypt: many archaeological remains. 691 sq. mi. (1790 sq. km).
Also called El Faiyum, El Fayum. a city in and the capital of this province, SW of Cairo.
pertaining to or designating a style of portrait painting developed in Egypt under Roman rule, examples of which have been found principally in Faiyum dating from the 2nd and 3rd centuries a.d., characterized chiefly by the frontality of the head, the modeling of form, and emphasis on the eyes.
a city in N Egypt: a site of towns going back at least to the 12th dynasty. Pop: 311 000 (2005 est)
See El Faiyûm
noun 1. any of various cup-shaped ascomycetous fungi of the order Pezizales, often strikingly coloured, such as the orange-peel elf-cup (Aleuria aurantia), which is bright orange inside and dirty white outside, and the scarlet elf-cup (Sarcoscypha coccinea)
[el fer-rawl] /ɛl fɛrˈrɔl/ noun 1. a seaport in NW Spain: naval arsenal and dockyard. /Spanish ɛl fɛˈrrɔl/ noun 1. a port in NW Spain, on the Atlantic: fortified naval base, with a deep natural harbour. Pop: 78 764 (2003 est) Former name El Ferrol del Caudillo (dɛl kauˈðiʎo)
[el-fin] /ˈɛl fɪn/ adjective 1. of or like an elf. 2. small and charmingly spritely, merry, or mischievous. noun 3. an elf. /ˈɛlfɪn/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or like an elf or elves 2. small, delicate, and charming adj. 1590s, from elf; first found in Spenser, who may have been thinking of elven but […]
- Elfin forest
noun 1. the zone of stunted wind-blown trees growing at high altitudes just above the timberline on tropical mountains Also called krummholz