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alligator a large reptile with short legs, a long body and tail, and a long, wide snout. Alligators are protected by thick skin with many hard bumps. They live in rivers, lakes, swamps, and other bodies of water in the southeast United States and in China. They usually eat insects, fish, turtles, snakes, birds, and other water animals, but have been known to attack small land mammals. They are closely related to crocodiles. Chinese alligators are endangered because their habitat is being changed by people.
Arabian Peninsula a peninsula in the Middle East on which lie the countries of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait. The peninsula lies between the Red Sea to the west and the Persian Gulf to the northeast. The Indian Ocean borders the peninsula on the southeast.
Australia the smallest continent. Australia is southeast of Asia, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is in the Eastern Hemisphere. [1/2 definitions]
Bahamas (used with a plural verb) a chain of islands southeast of Florida. [1/2 definitions]
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.
East Indies a group of islands southeast of Asia that includes Indonesia; East India.
East Timor a country in Southeast Asia that consists mainly of the eastern part of the island of Timor. It shares this island with the country of Indonesia. The capital of East Timor is Dili.
Mekong River a major river that begins in China and flows southeast through the countries of Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
Missouri a river of the central United States. It flows from Montana southeast through several states to Missouri, where it joins the Mississippi River. [1/2 definitions]
Missouri River a major river that flows from the state of Montana mostly southeast until it joins the Mississippi River in Missouri. The Missouri River is considered the longest river in the United States. It is the main tributary of the Mississippi River.
monitor a large lizard found in Southeast Asia, Australia, and Africa. Some monitor lizards are fierce predators. [1/5 definitions]
New York a city in the southeast corner of this state; New York City. [1/2 definitions]
New York City a metropolis in the southeast corner of New York State.
New Zealand a country on two large islands and a number of small islands in the South Pacific, southeast of Australia. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand.
Oceania the region of the earth that includes all the islands of the central, western, and southern Pacific Ocean. Sometimes Oceania is considered to include Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of southeast Asia.
orient (capitalized) the countries east and southeast of Europe; Asia; the Far East. [1/2 definitions]
oriental (often capitalized) of or having to do with the countries east and southeast of Europe. [2 definitions]
pepper a spice that comes from the dried berries of tropical vines in southeast Asia. [1/4 definitions]
SE an abbreviation for southeast.
southeast a region in the direction of southeast. [4/5 definitions]
southeastern of, located in, or coming from the southeast.