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wavy1

[wey-vee] /ˈweɪ vi/
adjective, wavier, waviest.
1.
curving alternately in opposite directions; undulating:
a wavy course; wavy hair.
2.
abounding in or characterized by waves:
the wavy sea.
3.
resembling or suggesting waves:
a cotton material with a wavy pattern.
4.
vibrating or tremulous; unsteady; wavering.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; wave + -y1
Related forms
wavily, adverb
waviness, noun

wavy2

[wey-vee] /ˈweɪ vi/
noun, plural wavies.
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for wavy

wavy

/ˈweɪvɪ/
adjective wavier, waviest
1.
abounding in or full of waves
2.
moving or proceeding in waves or undulations
3.
(of hair) set in or having waves and curls
4.
unstable or wavering
Derived Forms
wavily, adverb
waviness, noun
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Encyclopedia Article for wavy

snow goose

any of several species of pure-white geese with black wingtips, pink legs, and pink bill with black gape ("grin"), belonging to the family Anatidae (order Anseriformes). Hunters call it "wavey," or "wavy"-from an Indian name. Two main forms are recognized. The lesser snow goose (long called Chen hyperborea hyperborea) breeds in the Arctic and migrates chiefly to California and Japan. The greater snow goose (long called C.h. atlantica) breeds in northwestern Greenland and nearby islands and winters on the east coast of the United States from Chesapeake Bay to North Carolina, especially at Pea Island.

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