a Chinese tree, Paulownia tomentosa, of the bignonia family, having hairy leaves and clusters of fragrant, violet flowers, naturalized in the eastern U.S.
[em-prahyz] /ɛmˈpraɪz/ noun 1. an adventurous enterprise. 2. knightly daring or prowess. /ɛmˈpraɪz/ noun (archaic) 1. a chivalrous or daring enterprise; adventure 2. chivalrous daring or prowess n. c.1300, “chivalrous endeavor,” from Old French emprise (12c.) “enterprise, venture, adventure, undertaking,” from Vulgar Latin *imprensa (source of Provençal empreza, Spanish empresa, Italian impresa), from *imprendere “to […]
emprosthotonos em·pros·thot·o·nos (ěm’prŏs-thŏt’n-əs) n. A tetanic spasm in which the head and feet are drawn forward and the spine arches backward.
/ɛmpt; ɛmt/ verb 1. (transitive) (dialect) to empty
[emp-tee] /ˈɛmp ti/ adjective, emptier, emptiest. 1. containing nothing; having none of the usual or appropriate contents: an empty bottle. 2. vacant; unoccupied: an empty house. 3. without cargo or load: an empty wagon. 4. destitute of people or human activity: We walked along the empty streets of the city at night. 5. destitute of […]