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Balkan Peninsula a European peninsula between the Adriatic Sea on the west and the Black and Aegean Seas on the east. Some of the countries on the Balkan Peninsula are Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Serbia, and Bulgaria.
classical having to do with the complex music of the European tradition that is neither folk nor popular music. [1/2 definitions]
count2 a European nobleman of a particular rank.
countess a European noblewoman who has the rank of count or earl. [1/2 definitions]
crusade (often capitalized) any of the wars between European Catholics and Middle Eastern Muslims between 1095 and 1291. During these wars, the Catholics tried to take territory away from the Muslims. [1/3 definitions]
dingo a kind of wild dog found only in Australia. Dingoes have long legs, pointed ears, and yellowish brown or reddish brown fur. They hunt small mammals, but have learned to hunt sheep and cattle brought to Australia by European settlers.
Estonia an East European country bordered by the Baltic Sea, Russia, and Latvia. The capital of Estonia is Tallinn.
euro the currency unit of eighteen countries in the European Union. The euro was introduced in 1999, and, in countries that have adopted it, it replaces the type of money that was formerly used.
ferret a European polecat that has been domesticated for use in hunting rabbits and rodents. [2/4 definitions]
Germanic of or having to do with the language group that includes German, Dutch, English, and some other European languages.
Liechtenstein a small central European country between Switzerland and Austria. The capital of Liechtenstein is Vaduz.
marquis a nobleman whose rank is above an earl or count and below a duke.
Middle Ages the period of European history between ancient times and the Renaissance, from A.D. 500 to A.D. 1500.
NATO a group of nations that have promised to defend each other in times of need. NATO stands for "North Atlantic Treaty Organization." The United States, Canada, Turkey, and many European nations are members of NATO.
North Sea a sea that is part of the Atlantic Ocean. It lies between Great Britain, Scandinavia, and the north coast of the European mainland.
pistachio an Asian and European tree, related to the cashew and mango, that bears this nut. [1/2 definitions]
Romania a European country between Hungary and the Black Sea. The capital of Romania is Bucharest.
Serbia a European country on the Balkan Peninsula between the countries of Bosnia and Bulgaria. The capital of Serbia is Belgrade.
Slovenia a European country that lies between northern Italy and Croatia. The capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana.
stoat the European name for a weasel, especially for ermines when they have brown fur in summer.
Thanksgiving Day a U.S. holiday held on the fourth Thursday in November every year. Thanksgiving Day serves as a reminder of the good harvest of 1621 that was enjoyed by a group of early European settlers, the Pilgrims. The holiday also serves as a reminder to celebrate and be thankful for the things one has.