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Australia a country made up of this continent. Australia is also called the Commonwealth of Australia. Canberra is the capital of Australia. [1/2 definitions]
badger a furry mammal with short legs and a long body. The American badger has a white stripe on its forehead that runs down its back, and it has long dark marks on its face also. Badgers eat worms, rodents, rabbits, and plants. Different kinds of badgers live in Europe, Asia, and North America. They are related to skunks, otters, and other kinds of weasels. [1/2 definitions]
Bahamas a country made up of these islands. The Bahamas are also called the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. [1/2 definitions]
baking soda a white powder used to raise dough or batter during baking. It is also used to settle an upset stomach.
Baltic Sea a sea in norther Europe that lies between Sweden and Finland. It also borders other countries such as Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Beijing the capital city of China. The city is also called Peking.
beryllium a hard, light, gray substance that is one of the chemical elements. Beryllium is sometimes combined with other elements to form an alloy. It is also used in building rockets. (symbol: Be)
besides also; in addition. [1/3 definitions]
bighorn a wild sheep found in the Rocky Mountains of North America. The male has large, curved horns; the female has short, straight horns. They are also called Rocky Mountain sheep.
bin a container or space for storing things such as wood, certain foods, or coal. Bins are also used for storing things that will be discarded later.
bison a very large mammal with a large head, humped shoulders, and short curved horns. Bison used to roam the plains of North America in large herds, but they were hunted until they were almost extinct. North American bison are also called buffalo, but they are not related to the true buffalo of Africa and Asia. Bison have hooves and are closely related to cattle. Bison eat only plants and chew their cud. [1/2 definitions]
block an area in a city or town surrounded by four connecting streets. The distance of one of the sides is also called a block. [1/9 definitions]
buck1 an adult male deer, goat, or rabbit. Adult males of some similar animals are also called bucks.
calf1 a young cow or bull. A young whale, seal, or elephant is also known as a calf. [1/2 definitions]
camphor a white substance with a very strong smell that is taken from the camphor tree. A form of camphor can also be made by people. Camphor is used in making some kinds of medicine and plastic.
cancer (capitalized) a constellation located between Gemini and Leo. Cancer is also called the Crab. [1/4 definitions]
Capricorn a constellation between Sagittarius and Aquarius. Capricorn is also called the Goat. [1/3 definitions]
carbon a chemical element found in all living things. Pure carbon occurs as diamond or graphite. It is also often found in compounds with other elements. (symbol: C)
cash register a business machine with a drawer that holds money. A cash register is used in places such as stores and restaurants to accept payments and give change. A cash register also keeps a record of money that goes in and out.
cat1 a small, furry mammal with whiskers, short ears, and a long tail. Cats, also called house cats, are often kept as pets or to catch mice and rats. [1/2 definitions]
census an official count of the people who live in a country or other area. A census is also used to collect information about these people, such as their job, age, or sex.