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tumbleweed a plant whose rounded, branched tops break off in autumn and are rolled about by the wind.
tumor a mass of extra tissue that grows in or on the body. Some tumors are harmful.
tuna1 a large fish that lives in the ocean. Tuna are used for food. [2 definitions]
tundra one of the huge plains in the arctic regions of North America, Europe, and Asia. Trees do not grow on tundra.
tune a specific series of pleasing musical tones; melody. [5 definitions]
tune in to adjust to receive TV or radio signals from a certain station, or to select from a number of programs.
tune out (informal) to break away from or ignore.
tunic an article of clothing that is loose and hangs to the knees. Tunics sometimes do not have sleeves and are sometimes belted. The ancient Greeks and Romans wore tunics. [2 definitions]
tuning fork a small metal device that produces a tone in perfect pitch when it is struck against something. Tuning forks are often used to tune musical instruments or test hearing.
Tunisia a North African country on the Mediterranean Sea that lies between Algeria and Libya. The capital of Tunisia is Tunis.
tunnel an underground or underwater passage used by cars, trains, or other vehicles. [4 definitions]
turban a man's head covering worn by Sikhs and Muslims. A turban is a long piece of cloth that is wrapped several times around the head.
turf the surface layer of the soil that is held together in a thick mat by grass and other plant roots.
Turkey a country in western Asia and southeastern Europe between the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Ankara is the capital of Turkey.
turkey a large North American bird with brownish feathers and a bare head with fleshy folds of skin hanging under the jaw. Turkeys are now raised in many parts of the world. [3 definitions]
Turkish of or having to do with Turkey, or its people or language. [2 definitions]
Turkmenistan a Central Asian country bordered on the west by the Caspian Sea and on the south by Iran and Afghanistan. The capital of Turkmenistan is Ashgabat.
turmoil a state of great confusion or anxiety; commotion.
turn to cause to move around a center point. [22 definitions]
turnip a plant that is safe to eat and that has a large white root and hairy leaves that are sometimes used as greens. [2 definitions]
turn one's back on to pay no attention to the needs of; abandon.