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ago before now. [1/2 definitions]
as yet up until now.
at once now; immediately; without any delay. [1/2 definitions]
at present right now.
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]
Bombay the former name of a capital city of a state in India, on the west central coast. Bombay is now called Mumbai.
bonnet a cloth hat that is fastened beneath the chin with ribbons. Bonnets were once worn by women but are now worn mainly by babies. [1/2 definitions]
brontosaur a huge dinosaur that only ate plants. Brontosaurs had heavy bodies and very long necks and tails. They lived over 100 million years ago. Brontosaurs are now called apatosaurs by scientists who study dinosaurs.
Cajun a person of French Canadian descent, now usually native to Louisiana. [1/2 definitions]
Cherokee a member of a Native American people that used to live in the southeastern United States. The Cherokee now live mostly in Oklahoma and also in North Carolina.
Cheyenne a member of a Native American people that now lives in Montana and Oklahoma. [1/2 definitions]
Creek a member of a group of American Indian peoples formed from groups who lived in Alabama and Georgia, but are now mostly in Oklahoma.
currently at the present time; now.
Czechoslovakia a country in Central Europe until 1993. Czechoslovakia is now divided into two countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
dodo a large bird, now extinct, with wings so small that it could not fly. Dodos were once found on islands in the Indian Ocean.
East Germany a country in north central Europe from 1949 until 1990. East Germany and West Germany are now one country again, officially called the Federal Republic of Germany. East Germany was also called the German Democratic Republic.
endangered in danger of becoming extinct. When a type of animal is endangered, it means that few of these animals exist now, and it is possible that there will be no more of these animals in the future. [1/2 definitions]
formerly in the past; in a time before now.
Gypsy a member of a group of wandering people who came from India long ago. Gypsies are now found throughout the world. [1/2 definitions]
Hebrew the language of the ancient Hebrews, now the official language of Israel. [1/3 definitions]
hence from this moment; from now. [1/2 definitions]