a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic Ocean, near the NW coast of Africa, comprising two provinces of Spain. 2894 sq. mi. (7495 sq. km).
a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the NW coast of Africa, forming an Autonomous Community of Spain. Pop: 1 944 700 (2003 est)
an ocean current of the North Atlantic flowing southward past Spain and North Africa.
noun a climbing plant, Tropaeolum peregrinum, similar to the nasturtium but with smaller yellow flowers and lobed leaves Historical Examples Small Gardens Violet Purton Biddle What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes Dorothy Canfield Fisher Dariel R. D. Blackmore
any of various grasses of the genus Phalaris, as P. canariensis, native to the Canary Islands, bearing seed used as food for cage birds, or P. arundinacea (reed canary grass) used throughout the Northern Hemisphere as fodder. Historical Examples Darwin and Modern Science A.C. Seward and Others noun any of various grasses of the genus […]
birdseed. Historical Examples The Path of Life Stijn Streuvels The Illustrated London Reading Book Various Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 Various The Young Emigrants; Madelaine Tube; The Boy and the Book; and Crystal Palace Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick The Natural History of Cage Birds J. M. Bechstein Harper’s Young […]