the dialect of spoken English regarded as standard in England and considered as having high social status in comparison with other British English dialects. Historically, it is derived from the S East Midland dialect of Middle English SBE See also Received Pronunciation
noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. See under Cameroons (def 2). noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. German Kamerun. a region in W Africa: a German protectorate 1884–1919; divided in 1919 into British and French mandates. 2. Also called British Cameroons. the NW part of this region: a British mandate 1919–46 and trusteeship […]
noun 1. See under cane (def 5). noun 1. a stick or short staff used to assist one in walking; walking stick. 2. a long, hollow or pithy, jointed woody stem, as that of bamboo, rattan, sugar cane, and certain palms. 3. a plant having such a stem. 4. split rattan woven or interlaced for […]
noun, Astronomy. 1. Coalsack. noun, Astronomy. 1. a dark nebula in the southern constellation Crux, whose dust particles obscure light from Milky Way stars behind it.
noun 1. a tree, Nyssa sylvatica, of eastern North America, having elliptic leaves, dark-blue, berrylike fruit, and wood with a variety of commercial uses. noun 1. a cornaceous tree, Nyssa sylvatica, of the eastern US, having glossy leaves, soft wood, and sour purplish fruits Also called black gum, pepperidge See also tupelo Compare sweet gum