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aardvark a large mammal with a long snout, long ears, a long tail, and with long fur mostly around its legs. Aardvarks are active at night, when they use their powerful claws to dig open ant or termite nests. They catch their food with their long, sticky tongue. Aardvarks live in southern and central Africa. Although they are sometimes called anteaters, aardvarks are not closely related to any other kind of mammal.
albatross a very large sea bird found mostly in the Southern Hemisphere. Albatrosses have webbed feet, long narrow wings, and hooked beaks.
Alps a high mountain range that goes from southern France through Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Austria and into Yugoslavia and Albania.
Antarctic Ocean the waters surrounding Antarctica where the southern parts of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans meet.
Appalachia a region in the United States that stretches from southwestern Pennsylvania to northwestern Georgia and includes the southern Appalachian Mountains.
Argentina a country in southern South America. Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina.
armadillo a mammal whose body is protected by hard, bony plates. Armadillos live in Central and South America, and the southern United States. Some kinds of armadillos are only six inches long; other kinds grow up to four feet in length. They eat mostly insects and are related to sloths and anteaters.
aurora australis bands of light that appear in the skies at night near the South Pole; southern lights.
Bangladesh a country in central, southern Asia. Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh.
bayou a stream that moves slowly through a swamp or marsh. Bayous are found in the southern United States.
bluegrass country music of the southern United States played on instruments that have strings, such as the banjo, fiddle, and mandolin. [1/2 definitions]
bobcat a wild cat with red-brown fur, tufted ears, and a short tail. Bobcats are about twice the size of a house cat. They are a kind of lynx and live in southern Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Bobcats are carnivorous mammals.
Botswana a country in central, southern Africa. The capital of Botswana is Gaborone.
brier2 a shrub of southern Europe. The brier's woody root is used in making tobacco pipes.
cheetah a large, wild cat of Africa and southern Asia that has solid black spots on its fur. Cheetahs have long legs and are the fastest animal on land. Sometimes they are trained for hunting game.
Chicago a city in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is near the southern tip of Lake Michigan.
Chile a country in southern South America. Santiago is the capital of Chile.
confederacy (capitalized) the eleven southern states that seceded from the United States in 1860 and 186l. [1/2 definitions]
confederate (capitalized) having to do with the eleven southern states that separated from the United States in 1860 and 1861. [1/4 definitions]
Coral Sea a part of the southern Pacific Ocean located off the northwestern coast of Australia. The Coral Sea is the location of the largest collection of coral reefs in the world.
Erie Lake Erie, the most southern of the Great Lakes. It lies between the United States and Canada. [1/2 definitions]