Definition of Cleopatra's Needles in English:

Cleopatra's Needles

Syllabification: Cle·o·pa·tra's Nee·dles
A pair of granite obelisks erected at Heliopolis by Tuthmosis III circa 1475 bc. They were taken from Egypt in 1878, one being set up on the Thames Embankment in London and the other in Central Park, New York. They have no known historical connection with Cleopatra.

Definition of Cleopatra's Needles in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
adjective
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily