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northern British & World English

Situated in the north, or directed towards or facing the north

crombec British & World English

A small African warbler with a very short tail, and grey or green upper parts with rufous or white underparts

diving petrel British & World English

A stocky auklike seabird of southern oceans, having black upper parts and white underparts

flicker British & World English

An American woodpecker that often feeds on ants on the ground

hobby British & World English

A migratory Old World falcon with long, narrow wings, catching dragonflies and birds on the wing

lapwing British & World English

A large plover, typically having a black-and-white head and underparts and a loud call

wheatear British & World English

A mainly Eurasian and African songbird related to the chats, with black and buff or black and white plumage and a white rump

Northern blot British & World English

An adaptation of the Southern blot procedure used to detect specific sequences of RNA by hybridization with complementary DNA

Northern Cape British & World English

A province of western South Africa, formerly part of Cape Province; capital, Kimberley

Northern Neck British & World English

A region in eastern Virginia between the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers, a tidewater peninsula

Northern Tier British & World English

A region in north-central Pennsylvania, comprising five rural counties; the southern portion of the Twin Tiers

Northern Lights British & World English

Another name for the aurora borealis

Northern Irish New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(no hyphen even when attributive)

Northern Lights New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

another name for aurora borealis

Northern Circars British & World English

A former name for the coastal region of eastern India between the Krishna River and Orissa, now in Andhra Pradesh

Northern Ireland British & World English

A province of the United Kingdom occupying the NE part of Ireland; population 1,775,000 (est. 2008); capital, Belfast

Northern Marianas British & World English

A self-governing territory in the western Pacific, comprising the Mariana Islands with the exception of the southernmost, Guam; population 51,500 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), Austronesian languages; capital, Chalan Kanoa (on Saipan). The Northern Marianas are constituted as a self-governing commonwealth in union with the United States

Northern Province British & World English

Former name (until 2002) for the province of Limpopo in South Africa.

Northern Rhodesia British & World English

Former name (until 1964) for Zambia.

northern snakehead British & World English

An Asian food fish of the carp family that is also a voracious predator. It is able to survive adverse conditions and has been inadvertently released into the wild in the US

Northern Territory British & World English

A state of north central Australia; population 219,818 (2008); capital, Darwin. The territory was annexed by the state of South Australia in 1863, and administered by the Commonwealth of Australia from 1911. It became a self-governing territory in 1978

Northern Ireland New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

province of the United Kingdom occupying the NE part of Ireland

Great Northern War British & World English

A conflict 1700–21 in which Russia, Denmark, Poland, and Saxony opposed Sweden. The war resulted in Sweden losing her imperial possessions in central Europe, and Russia under Peter the Great becoming a major power in the Baltic

northern hemisphere British & World English

The half of the earth that is north of the equator

great northern diver British & World English

A diving waterbird with a black streamlined head, breeding in northern North America, Greenland, and Iceland

pike1 British & World English

A long-bodied predatory freshwater fish with a pointed snout and large teeth, of both Eurasia and North America

Song British & World English

A dynasty that ruled in China ad 960–1279

flicker2 British & World English

An American woodpecker that often feeds on ants on the ground

fulmar British & World English

A gull-sized grey and white seabird of the petrel family, with a stocky body and tubular nostrils

gannet British & World English

A large seabird with mainly white plumage, which catches fish by plunging into the water

goshawk British & World English

A large short-winged hawk, resembling a large sparrowhawk

hen harrier British & World English

A widespread harrier of open country, the male of which is mainly pale grey and the female brown

hobby2 British & World English

A migratory Old World falcon with long, narrow wings, catching dragonflies and birds on the wing

Paiute British & World English

A member of either of two culturally similar but geographically separate and linguistically distinct American Indian peoples (the Southern Paiute and the Northern Paiute) of the western US

pintail British & World English

A mainly migratory duck with a pointed tail

rugby league British & World English

A form of rugby played in teams of thirteen, originally by a group of northern English clubs which separated from rugby union in 1895. Besides having somewhat different rules, the game differed from rugby union in always allowing professionalism

Sotho British & World English

The group of Bantu languages spoken by the Sotho peoples, of which the most important are Sepedi (also called Northern Sotho) and Sesotho (also called Southern Sotho). The term Western Sotho is sometimes used of the related language Setswana. Sepedi and Sesotho are official languages of South Africa

wryneck British & World English

An Old World bird of the woodpecker family, with brown camouflaged plumage and a habit of twisting and writhing the neck when disturbed

bobwhite British & World English

A New World quail with mottled reddish-brown plumage, and typically a pale throat and eyestripe


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