noun, Southwestern U.S.
[mair-ee-an-uh, mar-, mair-, mar-; Spanish mah-ree-ah-nah] /ˈmɛər iˈæn ə, ˈmær-, ˌmɛər-, ˌmær-; Spanish ˌmɑ riˈɑ nɑ/
a group of 15 small islands in the Pacific, E of the Philippines: divided into Guam, a possession of the U.S., and the North Marianas, formally under U.S. trusteeship. 453 sq. mi. (1127 sq. km).
a chain of volcanic and coral islands in the W Pacific, east of the Philippines and north of New Guinea: divided politically into Guam (a US unincorporated territory) and the islands north of Guam constituting the Northern Mariana Islands (a US commonwealth territory). Area: 1018 sq km (393 sq miles) Former name (1521–1668) Ladrone Islands
[ley-dee] /ˈleɪ di/ noun, plural ladies. 1. a woman who is refined, polite, and well-spoken: She may be poor and have little education, but she’s a real lady. 2. a woman of high social position or economic class: She was born a lady and found it hard to adjust to her reduced circumstances. 3. any […]
noun 1. a small, yellow apple with a red blush, grown as a specialty variety, and used for eating and in commercial canning. noun a type of tiny sweet-tart red or yellow apple Usage Note cooking
noun 1. a white layer cake using only the beaten whites of eggs and spread with a fruitnut filling consisting of raisins, figs, walnuts or pecans, and sometimes candied cherries. noun a three-layer white cake with a filling of nuts and dried fruit, then covered with a fluffy white frosting; cf. Lord Baltimore cake See […]
[ley-dee-beet-l] /ˈleɪ diˌbit l/ noun 1. .