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Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia Abyssinia , Ethiopia , Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia , Yaltopya
African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread Adansonia digitata , baobab , monkey-bread tree
physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons) (1879-1955) Albert Einstein , Einstein
large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America Alces alces , elk , European elk , moose
(Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah aliyah
so-called alleged , nominal , pretended , soi-disant , supposed
Italian physicist noted for his work on gases; proposed what has come to be called Avogadro's law (1776-1856) Amedeo Avogadro , Avogadro
United States physicist who discovered antimatter in the form of an antielectron that is called the positron (1905-1991) Anderson , Carl Anderson , Carl David Anderson
identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others appellation , appellative , denomination , designation
legal holiday in the United States; formerly Armistice Day but called Veterans' Day since 1954 Armistice Day , November 11 , Veterans' Day , Veterans Day
British archaeologist who excavated the palace of Knossos in Crete to find what he called Minoan civilization (1851-1941) Arthur Evans , Evans , Sir Arthur John Evans
common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum Arum maculatum , cuckoopint , jack-in-the-pulpit , lords-and-ladies
soft grey ductile metallic element used in alloys; occurs in niobite; formerly called columbium atomic number 41 , Nb , niobium
living fossil or so-called `green dinosaur'; genus or subfamily of primitive nut-bearing trees thought to have died out 50 million years ago; a single specimen found in 1994 on Mount Bartle Frere in eastern Australia; not yet officially named Bartle Frere , genus Bartle-Frere , green dinosaur
activist member of a largely American group of Blacks called the Nation of Islam Black Muslim
(usually plural) when two dice are thrown and both come up showing six spots the result is called `boxcars' boxcars
United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926) Browning , John M. Browning , John Moses Browning
mature male of various mammals of which the female is called `cow'; e.g. whales or elephants or especially cattle bull
English novelist who described a fictitious land he called Erewhon (1835-1902) Butler , Samuel Butler
ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks; site of modern Istanbul; in 330 Constantine I rebuilt the city and called it Constantinople and made it his capital Byzantium
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