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adder2 a small, poisonous snake found in Europe and Asia.
Afghanistan a country in south central Asia. Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan.
antelope an animal with horns, a long neck, long legs, and hooves. Antelopes are known for their fast running. Antelopes are mammals that eat plants and chew their cud. The smallest kind of antelope is only one foot tall; the largest antelope is six feet tall at the shoulder. Gazelles, gnus, and impalas are all antelopes. Most antelopes live in Africa; some also live in Asia. [1/2 definitions]
ape a mammal in the group of primates, which includes chimpanzees, gibbons, gorillas, and orangutans. Apes do not have tails. They have very flexible hands and feet. Apes range in size from three to six feet tall, and they can weigh up to 450 pounds. Apes live in the forests in Africa and Asia. [1/2 definitions]
Arabia a peninsula in southwest Asia between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.
Armenia a country in southwestern Asia. Yerevan is the capital of Armenia.
Asia the largest continent. Asia is surrounded by the Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans, the Red Sea, and eastern Europe. It is in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Asian of or having to do with Asia, or its people or languages. [2 definitions]
ass a mammal with long legs and hooves that is closely related to the horse. A donkey is a domestic ass. Asses look like horses but are smaller and have longer ears. Wild asses live in Africa and Asia and are in danger of becoming extinct. [1/2 definitions]
Australia the smallest continent. Australia is southeast of Asia, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is in the Eastern Hemisphere. [1/2 definitions]
badger a furry mammal with short legs and a long body. The American badger has a white stripe on its forehead that runs down its back, and it has long dark marks on its face also. Badgers eat worms, rodents, rabbits, and plants. Different kinds of badgers live in Europe, Asia, and North America. They are related to skunks, otters, and other kinds of weasels. [1/2 definitions]
Bangladesh a country in central, southern Asia. Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh.
beaver1 a large rodent, up to four feet long, with thick brown fur and a wide flat tail. Beavers use their long front teeth to cut down trees for food and to build dams and lodges (beaver houses). They use the dams to keep water around their lodges. Beavers live in North America, Europe, and Asia.
bison a very large mammal with a large head, humped shoulders, and short curved horns. Bison used to roam the plains of North America in large herds, but they were hunted until they were almost extinct. North American bison are also called buffalo, but they are not related to the true buffalo of Africa and Asia. Bison have hooves and are closely related to cattle. Bison eat only plants and chew their cud. [1/2 definitions]
Black Sea a sea that lies between Europe and Asia. It is surrounded by Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Romania.
boar a wild pig that lives in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Boars that have escaped from farms are now common in the southeastern mountains of the United States. [1/2 definitions]
Brahmaputra River a major river of Asia that starts in Tibet and flows through northern India and Bangladesh into the Bay of Bengal.
brown bear a bear that is mainly brown in color, found in western North America and northern Europe and Asia. Brown bears vary in size from the small Syrian variety to the giant Kodiak bear and include the North American grizzlies. They are found in more parts of the world than any other kind of bear.
Brunei a country on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Brunei shares this island with its neighbor, Malaysia, and with Indonesia. The capital of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan.
Buddhism a religion from Asia, founded in the sixth century B.C. by Buddha. Buddhism teaches freedom from the self and from one's wants.
buffalo a large mammal that has long legs, hooves, and horns, and that is closely related to cattle. Different kinds of buffaloes live in Africa or Asia. The North American bison is sometimes called a buffalo, but is not a true buffalo.