any of several African insectivores of the family Macroscelididae, having long hind legs and a long, sensitive snout.
any small active African mammal of the family Macroscelididae and order Macroscelidea, having an elongated nose, large ears, and long hind legs
- Elephant tranquilizer
noun phrase angel dust (1960s+ Narcotics)
[yuh-lets; Russian yi-lyets] /yəˈlɛts; Russian yɪˈlyɛts/ noun 1. . [yuh-lets; Russian yi-lyets] /yəˈlɛts; Russian yɪˈlyɛts/ noun 1. a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, SE of Moscow.
[el-yoo-sin-ee-uh n] /ˌɛl yʊˈsɪn i ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to Eleusis or to the Eleusinian mysteries. noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Eleusis. adj. 1640s, “pertaining to Eleusis,” town outside Athens, site of the mystery associated with the cult of Demeter, goddess of harvests, and her daughter.
plural noun 1. the mysteries, celebrated annually at Eleusis and Athens in ancient times, in memory of the abduction and return of Persephone and in honor of Demeter and Bacchus. plural noun 1. a mystical religious festival, held in September at Eleusis in classical times, in which initiates celebrated Persephone, Demeter, and Dionysus