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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

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 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

Abnaki US English

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

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

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)

bluebird US English

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

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

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

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 or hop hornbeam in hornbeam US English

A deciduous tree of north temperate regions, with oval serrated leaves, inconspicuous drooping flowers, and tough winged nuts. It yields hard pale timber

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

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 phoebe in phoebe US English

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

eastern redbud in redbud US English

A North American tree of the pea family, with pink flowers that grow from the trunk, branches, and twigs

Eastern Orthodox Church in Eastern Church US English

another name for Orthodox Church.

eastern meadowlark in meadowlark US English

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

the Eastern Ghats in 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

eastern box turtle in box turtle US English

A land-living turtle that has a lower shell with hinged lobes that can be drawn up tightly to enclose the animal. It is native to North America and Mexico and is sometimes kept as a pet

Eastern white oak in oak US English

A tree that bears acorns as fruit, and typically has lobed deciduous leaves. Oaks are common in many north temperate forests and are an important source of hard and durable wood used chiefly in construction, furniture, and (formerly) shipbuilding

Eastern black oak in oak US English

A tree that bears acorns as fruit, and typically has lobed deciduous leaves. Oaks are common in many north temperate forests and are an important source of hard and durable wood used chiefly in construction, furniture, and (formerly) shipbuilding

eastern red cedar in red cedar US English

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

eastern Hercules beetle in Hercules beetle US English

A large tropical American rhinoceros beetle, the male of which has two long curved horns extending from the head and one from the thorax

Eastern Orthodox Church in Orthodox Church US English

A Christian church or federation of churches originating in the Greek-speaking church of the Byzantine Empire, not accepting the authority of the pope, and using ancient forms of service

eastern tiger swallowtail in swallowtail US English

A large brightly colored butterfly with taillike projections (suggestive of a swallow’s tail) on the hind wings

eastern starhead topminnow in topminnow US English

A small surface-swimming fish related to the killifishes, found in fresh, brackish, and salt water throughout North America


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