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 beech tree beech tree /biːtʃ triː/

noun

  1. Any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs; north temperate regions  ( beech tree , beech )
    any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs; north temperate regions
     The beech tree has smooth grey bark and produces small triangular nuts called beech nuts
    The beech tree has smooth grey bark and produces small triangular nuts called beech nuts


 Housatonic Housatonic /ˌhaʊsəˈtɑːnɪk/

noun

  1. A river that rises in western Massachusetts and flows south through Connecticut to empty into Long Island Sound  ( Housatonic , Housatonic River )
    a river that rises in western Massachusetts and flows south through Connecticut to empty into Long Island Sound


 electron multiplier electron multiplier /ɪ'lɛktrɑn mʌltɪ'plaɪər/

noun

  1. A vacuum tube that amplifies a flow of electrons  ( electron multiplier )
    a vacuum tube that amplifies a flow of electrons
     The technician used an electron multiplier to amplify the flow of electrons during the experiment.
    The technician used an electron multiplier to amplify the flow of electrons during the experiment.


 oriflamme oriflamme /ˈɔrɪflæm/

noun

  1. A red or orange-red flag used as a standard by early French kings  ( oriflamme )
    a red or orange-red flag used as a standard by early French kings
     The oriflamme was raised high, representing the pride and history of the French monarchy.
    The oriflamme was raised high, representing the pride and history of the French monarchy.
  2. An inspiring symbol or ideal that serves as a rallying point in a struggle  ( oriflamme )
    an inspiring symbol or ideal that serves as a rallying point in a struggle