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acacia a tree that grows in tropical areas of the world, especially in parts of Africa and Australia. The branches of an acacia spread out very wide and evenly across the top. Sometimes the top of the tree looks almost flat.
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.
avenue a wide street.
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.
biodiversity the condition of having a wide variety of living things. If an area on the earth has biodiversity, it means that there are many different kinds of animals and plants living there.
boulevard a wide city street, often with trees planted along its sides.
broad wide; large; full of space. [1/3 definitions]
cleaver a heavy tool with a wide blade used especially by butchers for cutting meat.
comprehensive including everything or almost everything; wide in range.
cord an amount of wood cut for fuel that equals 128 cubic feet. A cord of wood is arranged in a pile measuring 4 feet wide, 4 feet high, and 8 feet long. [1/4 definitions]
crab1 an animal with a wide, flat body covered by a hard shell. Crabs have ten legs, including a pair of claws, eyes on short stalks, and antennae. Most kinds of crabs live in the ocean and eat many kinds of food. Crabs are crustaceans, which are a kind of arthropod. The biggest crabs are larger than any other arthropod. [1/2 definitions]
disperse to spread or distribute in a wide area. [1/3 definitions]
dog a furry animal with four legs, a pointed nose, and a tail. Their sharp teeth and claws are good for hunting small animals as food, but they also sometimes eat plant food. Dogs are mammals, closely related to coyotes, foxes, and wolves. There are many kinds or breeds of dogs, with a wide range of sizes and appearances. Some dogs are bred for special jobs, such as herding sheep. Dogs are often kept as pets. [1/2 definitions]
encyclopedia a book or set of books that has information on a wide variety of subjects, or on many aspects of one subject.
estuary the wide part of a river's lower end, where it meets the sea.
expanse a wide and open area or land.
famine a great lack of food over a wide area.
field a wide area of open land often used for growing crops. [2/5 definitions]
flipper a wide, flat limb on a whale, turtle, or other animal that is used for swimming. [1/2 definitions]
floodlight an electric lamp that shines a bright beam of light over a wide area.
French horn a brass wind instrument. It is a long coiled tube that ends in a wide bell shape.