[kair-oh] /ˈkɛər oʊ/
noun, plural keros.
a wooden container, as a beaker, made by the Incas.
(Austral & NZ) short for kerosene
[ker-uh-juh n, -jen] /ˈkɛr ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/ noun 1. the bituminous matter in oil shale, from which shale oil is obtained by heating and distillation. /ˈkɛrədʒən/ noun 1. the solid organic material found in some rocks, such as oil shales, that produces hydrocarbons similar to petroleum when heated kerogen (kěr’ə-jən) A fossilized mixture of insoluble […]
keroid ker·oid (kěr’oid’) adj. Horny.
[ker-uh-seen, kar-, ker-uh-seen, kar-] /ˈkɛr əˌsin, ˈkær-, ˌkɛr əˈsin, ˌkær-/ noun 1. a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained by distilling petroleum, bituminous shale, or the like, and widely used as a fuel, cleaning solvent, etc. adjective 2. using or fueled by kerosene: a kerosene lamp. /ˈkɛrəˌsiːn/ noun 1. Also called paraffin. a liquid mixture consisting […]
[ker-oo-ak] /ˈkɛr uˌæk/ noun 1. Jack (Jean-Louis Lefris de Kérouac) 1922–69, U.S. novelist. /ˈkɛrʊˌæk/ noun 1. Jack, real name Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac. 1922–69, US novelist and poet of the Beat Generation. His works include On the Road (1957) and Big Sur (1962)