a leafy, woody vine, Actinidia arguta, of Japan and eastern Asia, having white flowers and yellowish, sweet, edible fruit.
noun 1. one of the Gilbert Islands, in the central Pacific; capital, since 1979, of the independent nation of Kiribati: U.S. victory over Japanese forces after severe fighting, November, 1943. 14 sq. mi. (36 sq. km). noun 1. a republic in the central Pacific Ocean, on the equator, comprising 33 islands. 263 sq. mi. (681 […]
noun, Pharmacology. 1. the dried roots of any of several composite plants of the genus Taraxacum, as the dandelion, T. officinale or T. laevigatum, used in medicine in powdered or fluidextract form chiefly as a tonic and aperient. noun 1. any perennial plant of the genus Taraxacum, such as the dandelion, having dense heads of […]
noun 1. a city in S Kazakhstan: chemical manufacturing. Pop: 339 000 (2005 est) Former names (1938–91) Dzhambul, (1991–97) Auliye-Ata
noun 1. a lump or blob of solidified tar resulting from an oil spill, natural seepage from the sea, or other source, that resists biodegradation and often washes up on beaches.