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Here are some words of varying silliness, which appear in the word of the moment on the homepage:

- A - B - C - F - G - H - I - K - L - M - P - R - S -

A

aphid
A small beastie made of concentrated lettuce.
Or not perhaps, depending on who you ask and what the insect has been eating.

B

bdellium
1. any of various trees, esp. of the genus Commiphora, yeilding resin.
2. this fragrant resin used in perfumes.
binturong
a civet, Arctictia binturong, of S. Asia, with a shaggy black coat and a prehensile tail   
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boom-tsch
The noise made on a drum kit, particularly when accompanying a crap joke.
borborygmus
a rumbling or gurgling noise made by the movement of fluid and gas in the intestines. It comes from a Greek word with the same meaning, borborugmos.
bouzouki
a long necked Greek form of mandolin
Its Zorba   
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C

cartilaginous
1. Of, relating to, or consisting of cartilage.
2. Having a skeleton consisting mainly of cartilage
3. Having the texture of cartilage; firm and tough, yet flexible.   
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concentrated lettuce
An aphid.
It is made of juice which is green.

F

frisbee
a concave plastic disc for skimming through the air as an outdoor game.
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

G

gnu
1. Either of two large African antelopes (Connochaetes gnou or C. taurinus) having a drooping mane and beard, a long tufted tail, and curved horns in both sexes. Also called wildebeest.
2. a recursive acronym for “GNU's Not UNIX”   
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H

heterocephalus glaber
The Naked Mole Rat
They like to go on picnics, so I understand, and have pieces (sandwiches) especially jeely pieces.  I believe they especially like to go on Tuesdays, which I am sure is a good day for a picnic as there may be less tourists and other holiday makers.   
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I

incognito
1. having one's true identity concealed
2. an assumed or false identity
incoherent
1. incomprehensible or confusing in speech or writing
2. internally inconsistent; illogical
3. (of light and other waves) having no fixed phase relationship
for definitions one and two see andyindeed.com
intermanut
The Internet- usage "I'll look it up on the intermanut."

K

kinkajou
a fruit eating mammal, Potos flavus, with a prehensile tail, found in the tropical forests of Central and South America
oooooooooo a Kinkajou   
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L

lentil
1. a leguminous plant, Lens culinaris, yielding edible biconvex seeds.
2. this seed, esp. used as food with the husk removed
watch out for a lentil spitting contest near you!   
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M

mince
cut up or grind (esp. meat) into very small pieces
mongoose
any of various small flesh-eating civet-like mammals of the family Viverridae, esp. of the genus Herpestes.
Makes a good pie - Mongoose Pie, an underated foodstuff   
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P

platyhelminth
flatworm: parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body
Most species of this group are parasitic and consequently require specialised collecting techniques. - A hand down a sheep's gullet to yank it out, or something like that.
purple house banana
A rare fruit, not often found, with purple blotches on orange skin
Hmmm, yum, a purple house banana   
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R

roul roul
Rollulus rouloul is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. It is the only member of the genus Rollulus. It is also known as the Crested Wood Partridge, Crested Partridge, Red-crowned Wood Partridge or Green Wood Partridge
not known as a roul oul, despite its latin type name and what some people with alleged beards say   
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S

slainté
a traditional toast when drinking whisky. It is Gaelic for “health” and the full toast is “slainte mhath, slainte mhor” – pronounced slahnje va, slahnje vor and means good health, great health.
soup
a usu. savoury liquid dish made by boiling meat, fish or vegetables etc. in stock or water.
splanchnic
adj. having to do with the viscera or internal organs, especially those of the abdomen. It comes from the Greek word splankhna, which means entrails.

DISCLAIMER: The Words and definitions above may or may not be accurate depending on how daft you are, most of them are however based on the real thing but I wouldn't use the definitions in any english exam.


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