[noo-bee-uh, nyoo-] /ˈnu bi ə, ˈnyu-/
a region in S Egypt and the Sudan, N of Khartoum, extending from the Nile to the Red Sea.
Kingdom of, an ancient state in Nubia, 2000 b.c.–a.d.
an ancient region of NE Africa, on the Nile, extending from Aswan to Khartoum
ultimately from a local word, said to be related to Coptic noubti “to weave,” or from Nubian nub “gold.” In the fashion sense “woman’s light scarf” it is from French, from Latin nubes “cloud” (see nuance).
[king] /kɪŋ/ noun 1. a male sovereign or monarch; a man who holds by life tenure, and usually by hereditary right, the chief authority over a country and people. 2. (initial capital letter) God or Christ. 3. a person or thing preeminent in its class: a king of actors. 4. a playing card bearing a […]
- King fern
noun 1. another name for para3
[king-fish] /ˈkɪŋˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural (especially collectively) kingfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) kingfishes. 1. any of several marine food of the drum family, especially of the genus Menticirrhus, found off the E coast of the U.S. 2. Also called white croaker. a marine , Genyonemus lineatus, found off the Californian coast. […]
[king-fish-er] /ˈkɪŋˌfɪʃ ər/ noun 1. any of numerous fish- or insect-eating birds of the family Alcedinidae that have a large head and a long, stout bill and are usually crested and brilliantly colored. /ˈkɪŋˌfɪʃə/ noun 1. any coraciiform bird of the family Alcedinidae, esp the Eurasian Alcedo atthis, which has a greenish-blue and orange plumage. […]