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lesser British & World English

Not so great or important as the other or the rest

knapweed British & World English

A tough-stemmed Eurasian plant that typically has purple thistle-like flower heads, occurring chiefly in grassland and on roadsides

Lesser Bairam British & World English

another term for Eid ul-Fitr (see Eid).

lesser-known British & World English

Not as well or widely known as others of the same kind

lesser panda British & World English

another term for red panda.

lesser noctule British & World English

another term for Leisler's bat.

the lesser evil in lesser British & World English

The less unpleasant of two undesirable possibilities

the lesser evil British & World English

The less unpleasant of two undesirable possibilities

mortal British & World English

A person contrasted with others regarded as being of higher status or ability

Antilles British & World English

A group of islands, forming the greater part of the West Indies. The Greater Antilles, extending roughly east to west, comprise Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and Puerto Rico; the Lesser Antilles, to the south-east, include the Virgin Islands, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, Barbados, and various small islands to the north of Venezuela

florican British & World English

A small Asian bustard (bird), the male of which has mainly black plumage with white wings

kiskadee British & World English

A large tyrant flycatcher with a black-and-white-striped head and bright yellow breast, found mainly in tropical America

clubmoss British & World English

A low-growing flowerless plant that resembles a large moss, having branching stems with undivided leaves

celandine British & World English

A common plant of the buttercup family which produces yellow flowers in the early spring

lesser celandine in celandine British & World English

A common plant of the buttercup family which produces yellow flowers in the early spring

spearwort British & World English

A European buttercup of marshes and ditches, with thick hollow stems and long, narrow spear-shaped leaves

yellowlegs British & World English

A migratory sandpiper that resembles the greenshank but has yellowish legs, breeding in northern Canada

grain borer British & World English

A beetle that feeds on grain and rice and is a common pest of granaries and flour mills

lesser kiskadee in kiskadee British & World English

A large tyrant flycatcher with a black-and-white-striped head and bright yellow breast, found mainly in tropical America

lesser celandine in lesser British & World English

Used in names of animals and plants which are smaller than similar kinds, e.g. lesser spotted woodpecker, lesser celandine

lesser spearwort in spearwort British & World English

A European buttercup of marshes and ditches, with thick hollow stems and long, narrow spear-shaped leaves

lesser florican in florican British & World English

A small Asian bustard (bird), the male of which has mainly black plumage with white wings

Lesser Antilles in Antilles British & World English

A group of islands, forming the greater part of the West Indies. The Greater Antilles, extending roughly east to west, comprise Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and Puerto Rico; the Lesser Antilles, to the south-east, include the Virgin Islands, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, Barbados, and various small islands to the north of Venezuela

Sunda Islands British & World English

A chain of islands in the south-western part of the Malay Archipelago, consisting of two groups: the Greater Sunda Islands, which include Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and Sulawesi, and the Lesser Sunda Islands, which lie to the east of Java and include Bali, Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba, and Timor

lesser clubmosses in clubmoss British & World English

A low-growing flowerless plant that resembles a large moss, having branching stems with undivided leaves

lesser yellowlegs in yellowlegs British & World English

A migratory sandpiper that resembles the greenshank but has yellowish legs, breeding in northern Canada

lesser grain borer in grain borer British & World English

A beetle that feeds on grain and rice and is a common pest of granaries and flour mills

Lesser Sunda Islands in Sunda Islands British & World English

A chain of islands in the south-western part of the Malay Archipelago, consisting of two groups: the Greater Sunda Islands, which include Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and Sulawesi, and the Lesser Sunda Islands, which lie to the east of Java and include Bali, Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba, and Timor

lesser spotted woodpecker in lesser British & World English

Used in names of animals and plants which are smaller than similar kinds, e.g. lesser spotted woodpecker, lesser celandine

lesser English Thesaurus

a lesser offence

lesser-known English-Spanish

menos conocido

we lesser mortals in lesser English-Spanish

los simples mortales como nosotros

the (Greater/Lesser) Antilles in Antilles English-Spanish

las Antillas (Mayores/Menores)

to a greater/lesser extent in extent English-Spanish

en mayor/menor medida, en mayor/menor grado

lesser mortals find this difficult in mortal English-Spanish

al común de los mortales esto le resulta difícil

a lesser man than him would have given up the struggle in lesser English-Spanish

un hombre de menos valía hubiera abandonado la lucha


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