a town in central Iraq, on the Tigris: seat of the early Abassid caliphs.
noun 1. a velvet-black mineral, a complex columbate-tantalate of uranium, cerium, etc., occurring in masses: a minor source of uranium, thorium, and rare-earth oxides. noun 1. a velvety black mineral of complex composition occurring in pegmatites: used as a source of uranium and certain rare earth elements
noun, Hinduism. 1. one of the Samhitas, a collection of mantras and tunes used in connection with the Rig-Veda. noun 1. (Hinduism) the third Veda containing the rituals for sacrifices
noun, plural sambas. 1. a rhythmic, Brazilian ballroom dance of African origin. verb (used without object), sambaed, sambaing. 2. to dance the samba. noun (pl) -bas 1. a lively modern ballroom dance from Brazil in bouncy duple time 2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance verb -bas, -baing, […]
noun 1. a condiment or side dish of Indonesia, Malaysia, and southern India, made with any of various ingredients, as vegetables, fish, or coconut, usually seasoned with chili peppers and spices and served with rice and curries.