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Boston1 British & World English

The state capital of Massachusetts; population 609,023 (est. 2008). It was founded circa 1630 and named after Boston in Lincolnshire

Boston2 British & World English

A card game resembling solo whist

Boston crab British & World English

A hold in which a wrestler sits astride a prone opponent and pulls upwards on the opponent’s legs

Boston fern British & World English

A variety of sword fern, with long, arching bright green fronds, widely cultivated especially as a hanging houseplant

Boston ivy British & World English

A Virginia creeper with three-lobed leaves, which is cultivated for its foliage

Boston rocker British & World English

A rocking chair with a decorative panel on a high spindled back and with arms and a seat that curves downward at the front

South Boston British & World English

A residential district of eastern Boston in Massachusetts, noted for its Irish working-class community

Boston lettuce British & World English

A butterhead lettuce of a variety that has medium or light green leaves

Boston terrier British & World English

A small smooth-coated terrier of a breed originating in Massachusetts from a crossing of a bulldog and terrier

Boston baked beans British & World English

An American dish of baked beans with salt pork and molasses

Boston cream pie British & World English

A round, two-layer cake that is filled with custard or cream and frosted, usually with chocolate

Boston Tea Party British & World English

A violent demonstration in 1773 by American colonists prior to the War of American Independence. Colonists boarded vessels in Boston harbour and threw the cargoes of tea into the water in protest at the imposition of a tax on tea by the British Parliament, in which the colonists had no representation

Boston ivy in ivy British & World English

Used in names of climbing plants similar to ivy, e.g. poison ivy, Boston ivy