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22 Cards in this Set

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Main Entry: salm·on
Pronunciation: 'sam-&n
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural salmon also salmons
1 : any of various large food and game fishes that are related to the trouts, have reddish or pinkish flesh, live in oceans or large lakes, and swim up rivers or streams to deposit or fertilize eggs: as a : one of the northern Atlantic that does not die after breeding -- called also Atlantic salmon b : any of several fishes (as the chinook salmon) of the northern Pacific that usually die after breeding -- called also Pacific salmon
totem pole
Main Entry: totem pole
Function: noun
: a pole carved and painted with symbols of totems and set up by Indian tribes of the northwest coast of North America
prairie schooner
Main Entry: prairie schooner
Function: noun
: a long covered wagon used by pioneers to cross the prairies
Main Entry: ox
Pronunciation: 'äks
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural ox·en /'äk-s&n /; also ox
1 : a common large domesticated bovine mammal which is kept for milk, draft, and meat and of which the female is a cow and the male a bull; especially : an adult castrated male
2 : any various related bovine mammals (as the buffalo)
Main Entry: ague
Pronunciation: 'A-gyü
Function: noun
1 : a fever (as malaria) marked by outbreaks of chills, fever, and sweating that recur at regular intervals
2 : a fit of shivering : CHILL
corn meal
Main Entry: corn·meal
Pronunciation: 'ko(&)rn-'mE(&)l, -"mEl
Function: noun
: meal ground from corn
Main Entry: 2meal
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English melu "ground grain"
1 : ground seeds of a cereal grass; especially : CORNMEAL
2 : something like meal especially in texture
Main Entry: pars·ley
Pronunciation: 'pär-slE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural parsleys
: a European herb related to the carrot and widely grown for its finely divided leaves which are used to season or decorate foods; also : the leaves
Main Entry: sage
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English sage "sage plant," from early French sage, salge (same meaning), from Latin salvia "sage plant used for health," from salvus "safe, healthy" --related to SAFE, SAVE
1 : a European mint with fragrant leaves that is used especially to flavor meat
Main Entry: rose·mary
Pronunciation: 'rOz-"mer-E
Function: noun
Etymology: an altered form of Middle English rosmarine "rosemary," from Latin rosmarinus, literally, "dew of the sea," from ros "dew" and marinus "of the sea"
: a fragrant shrubby mint with grayish green needlelike leaves used as a seasoning; also : the leaves of rosemary
Main Entry: thyme
Pronunciation: 'tIm also 'thIm
Function: noun
1 : any of a genus of Eurasian mints with small fragrant leaves; especially : one grown for use in seasoning food
2 : thyme leaves used as a seasoning
Main Entry: 1home·stead
Pronunciation: -"sted
Function: noun
1 : a home and surrounding land
2 : a piece of land acquired from U.S. public lands by living on and cultivating it
stockade fencing
Main Entry: stock·ade
Pronunciation: stä-'kAd
Function: noun
1 : a line of stout posts set firmly to form a defense
2 a : an enclosure or pen made with posts and stakes b : an enclosure in which prisoners are kept
Conestoga wagon
Main Entry: Con·es·to·ga
Pronunciation: "kän-&-'stO-g&
Function: noun
Etymology: named for Conestoga, town in Pennsylvania where the wagons were first made
: a broad-wheeled covered wagon formerly used to carry freight across the prairies -- called also Conestoga wagon
Main Entry: adze
Variant(s): also adz /'adz/
Function: noun
: a cutting tool that has a thin arched blade set at right angles to the handle and is used chiefly for shaping wood
Main Entry: ma·lar·ia
Pronunciation: m&-'ler-E-&
Function: noun
: a disease caused by protozoan parasites in the red blood cells, passed from one individual to another by the bite of mosquitoes, and marked by periodic attacks of chills and fever
charivari (shivaree)
Main Entry: shiv·a·ree
Pronunciation: \shi-və-rē, shi-və-\
Function: noun
Etymology: modification of French charivari — more at charivari
Date: 1843
: a noisy mock serenade to a newly married couple
Main Entry: noon·ing
Pronunciation: \nü-niŋ, -nən\
Function: noun
Date: circa 1652
1chiefly dialect : a meal eaten at noon
2chiefly dialect : a period at noon for eating or resting
Main Entry: ford
Pronunciation: 'fO(&)rd, 'fo(&)rd
Function: noun
: a shallow part of a body of water that may be crossed by wading
Main Entry: scow
Pronunciation: 'skau
Function: noun
: a large flat-bottomed boat with broad square ends used chiefly for transporting sand, gravel, or refuse
Main Entry: cal·i·co
Pronunciation: 'kal-i-"kO
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -coes or -cos
Etymology: named for Calicut, a city in India, which exported such cloth
1 : cotton cloth especially with a colored pattern printed on one side
Main Entry: ging·ham
Pronunciation: 'gi[ng]-&m
Function: noun
: a cotton clothing fabric in plain weave
beef "jerking"
Main Entry: jerk
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: back-formation from 1jerky
Date: 1707
: to preserve (meat) in long sun-dried slices