[ham-uh-mel-i-dey-shuh s, -mee-, li-] /ˌhæm əˌmɛl ɪˈdeɪ ʃəs, -ˌmi-, lɪ-/
belonging to the Hamamelidaceae, the witch hazel family of plants.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Hamamelidaceae, a chiefly subtropical family of trees and shrubs that includes the witch hazel
/ˌhæməˈmiːlɪs/ noun 1. any of several trees or shrubs constituting the hamameliaceous genus Hamamelis, native to E Asia and North America and cultivated as ornamentals See witch hazel
[hey-muh n] /ˈheɪ mən/ noun 1. a powerful prince at the court of Ahasuerus, who was hanged upon exposure of his plan to destroy the Jews of Persia. Esther 3–6. (of Persian origin), magnificent, the name of the vizier (i.e., the prime minister) of the Persian king Ahasuerus (Esther 3:1, etc.). He is called an […]
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noun phrase Ham and eggs (1940s+ Lunch counter)
noun an ordinary or regular person; also, a rather incompetent person Examples He is a real ham-and-egger, rubbing elbows with the construction workers and plumbers and cops at the local watering hole. Word Origin from the old days when miners held boxing matches; the winner got money, the loser got a ham and egg meal […]