an administrative division of sw georgia, on the black sea: part of turkey from the 17th century until 1878; mostly mountainous, reaching 2805 m (9350 ft), with a subtropical coastal strip. capital: batumi. pop: 376 016 (2002). area: 3000 sq km (1160 sq miles)
former name (1921–91) of . an autonomous region in sw georgia, bordered by turkey and the black sea. 1,120 sq. mi. (2,900 sq. km). capital: batumi.
an axlike tool, for dressing timbers roughly, with a curved, chisellike steel head mounted at a right angle to the wooden handle. to dress or shape (wood) with an adz. . noun a heavy hand tool with a steel cutting blade attached at right angles to a wooden handle, used for dressing timber n. also […]
- Adzuki bean
a bushy plant, vigna (phaseolus) angularis, widely cultivated in asia. the edible bean of this plant, from which a flour is made.
noun a leguminous plant, phaseolus angularis, that has yellow flowers and pods containing edible brown seeds; widely cultivated as a food crop in china and j-pan the seed of this plant noun the plant producing the adzuki bean word origin j-p. azuki
- Ae & p
abbreviation amb-ssador extraordinary and plenipotentiary