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eastern US English

Situated in the east, or directed toward or facing the east

chinquapin US English

A North American chestnut tree

Eastern in eastern US English

Living in or originating from the east, in particular the regions or countries lying to the east of Europe

Eastern bloc US English

The countries of eastern and central Europe that were under Soviet domination from the end of World War II until the collapse of the Soviet communist system in 1989–91, usually considered to include Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia

Eastern Cape US English

A province of south-eastern South Africa, formerly part of Cape Province; capital, Bhisho

Eastern Shore US English

Region of eastern Maryland on the Delmarva Peninsula, on the east side of Chesapeake Bay

Eastern time US English

The standard time in a zone including the eastern states of the US and parts of Canada, specifically

Near Eastern New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(no hyphen even when attributive)

Eastern Church US English

another name for Orthodox Church.

Eastern Desert US English

Another name of the Arabian Desert.

Eastern Empire US English

The eastern part of the Roman Empire, after its division in ad 395

Eastern Europe US English

The portion of the European landmass that lies east of Germany and the Alps and west of the Ural Mountains. It includes the former Eastern bloc countries of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia (formerly as Czechoslovakia), Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria, as well as the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and the former Soviet republics of Belarus and Ukraine, along with Russia west of the Urals

Eastern Empire New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

eastern part of the Roman Empire after its division in ad 395

eastern hemisphere US English

The half of the earth that contains Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia

eastern equine encephalitis US English

A rare viral disease that affects horses and humans and is spread by mosquitoes, occurring mainly in eastern US states

Jin US English

A dynasty that ruled China ad 265–420, commonly divided into Western Jin (265–317) and Eastern Jin (317–420)

Zhou US English

A dynasty that ruled in China from the 11th century bc to 256 bc

Ghats US English

Two mountain ranges in central and southern India. Known as the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats, they run parallel to the coast on either side of the Deccan plateau and meet at the southern tip of India

Abnaki US English

Either or both of two Algonquian languages, Eastern Abnaki and Western Abnaki, now nearly extinct

bluebird US English

An American songbird of the thrush subfamily, the male of which has a blue head, back, and wings

phoebe US English

An American tyrant flycatcher with mainly gray-brown or blackish plumage

Slavic US English

Of, relating to, or denoting the branch of the Indo-European language family that includes Russian, Ukrainian, and Belorussian (East Slavic), Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Sorbian (West Slavic), and Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, and Slovene (South Slavic)

Middle East New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(no hyphen even when attributive)

meadowlark US English

A ground-dwelling songbird of the American blackbird family, with a brown streaky back and typically yellow and black underparts

Eastern Jin in Jin US English

A dynasty that ruled China ad 265–420, commonly divided into Western Jin (265–317) and Eastern Jin (317–420)

eastern mole in mole1 US English

A small burrowing insectivorous mammal with dark velvety fur, a long muzzle, and very small eyes

Eastern Zhou in Zhou US English

A dynasty that ruled in China from the 11th century bc to 256 bc

red cedar US English

Either of two North American coniferous trees with reddish-brown bark

Eastern Abnaki in Abnaki US English

Either or both of two Algonquian languages, Eastern Abnaki and Western Abnaki, now nearly extinct

eastern bluebird in bluebird US English

An American songbird of the thrush subfamily, the male of which has a blue head, back, and wings

eastern chipmunk in chipmunk US English

A burrowing ground squirrel with cheek pouches and light and dark stripes running down the body, found in North America and northern Eurasia

eastern comma in comma US English

A butterfly that has wings with irregular, ragged edges and typically a white or silver comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing

eastern hemlock in hemlock US English

A coniferous North American tree with dark green foliage that is said to smell like hemlock when crushed, grown chiefly for timber and pulp production, and also grown in Europe as an ornamental


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