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tuft a group or clump of long strands that are attached at one end and loose at the other. Yarn, hair, and grass are some strands that can form tufts.
tug to pull at in a strong way. [3 definitions]
tugboat a small, powerful boat used to guide, push, or pull larger ships into and out of harbors.
tuition the charge for being taught at a college or private school. [2 definitions]
tulip a plant that grows from a bulb. Tulips have large leaves shaped like lances and flowers that are shaped like cups. [2 definitions]
tumble to roll end over end while falling or while in flight. [5 definitions]
tumbleweed a plant whose rounded, branched tops break off in autumn and are rolled about by the wind.
tummy (informal) the abdomen or stomach.
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.