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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

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

cardinal British & World English

A New World songbird of the bunting family, having a stout bill and typically a conspicuous crest. The male is partly or mostly red in colour


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