any of numerous click beetles of the genus Pyrophorus, of tropical America, having luminous reddish or greenish spots on the body.
[fahyuh r-burd] /ˈfaɪərˌbɜrd/ noun 1. any of several small having bright red or orange plumage, especially the Baltimore oriole. [fahyuh r-burd] /ˈfaɪərˌbɜrd/ noun 1. a ballet (1910) with music by Stravinsky. /ˈfaɪəˌbɜːd/ noun 1. (mainly US) any of various songbirds having a bright red plumage, esp the Baltimore oriole
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noun 1. a large blanket-like piece of fire-resistant material such as fibreglass used in smothering a fire
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a disease of pears, apples, quinces, etc., characterized by blossom, twig, and fruit blight and stem cankers, caused by a bacterium, Erwinia amylovora. noun 1. a disease of apples, pears, and similar fruit trees, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora and characterized by blackening of the blossoms and leaves, and cankers […]
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interjection noun verb Related Terms turkey-shoot [fourth verb sense by 1891 in the case of craps] noun [origin unknown; perhaps fr Pink, ”a Pinkerton agent engaged in strike-breaking,” or fr German Fink, ”finch,” a university students’ term for a student who did not join in dueling and drinking societies; first sense said to have been […]