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bena light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
bevspend or use time
bevwork in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
bevhave an existence, be extant
bevhave the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
bevhave life, be alive
bevbe identical to; be someone or something
bevform or compose
bevoccupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
bevbe identical or equivalent to
bevrepresent, as of a character on stage
bevbe priced at
bevto remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form
bevhappen, occur, take place
be activevbe in a state of action
be adriftvbe in motion due to some air or water current
be aftervhave the will and intention to carry out some action
be all and end allnthe essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim
be amissvinterpret in the wrong way
be at painsvtry very hard to do something
be bornvcome into existence through birth
be duevbe the result of
be fullvbe sated, have enough to eat
be givenvhave a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
be intimatevhave sexual intercourse with
be onvappear in a show, on T.V. or radio
be on cloud ninevfeel extreme happiness or elation
be on the ballvbe well-informed
be quietvrefuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
be sickveject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
be wellvbe healthy; feel good
be with itvbe well-informed
beachnan area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
beachvland on a beach
beach asternslightly succulent perennial with basal leaves and hairy sticky stems each bearing a solitary flower head with narrow pink or lavender rays; coastal bluffs Oregon to southern California
beach ballnlarge and light ball; for play at the seaside
beach buggyna recreational vehicle with large tires used on beaches or sand dunes
beach chairna folding chair for use outdoors; a wooden frame supports a length of canvas
beach erosionnthe erosion of beaches
beach fleansmall amphipod crustaceans that hop like fleas; common on ocean beaches
beach goldenrodnvigorous showy goldenrod common along eastern coast and Gulf Coast of North America
beach grassntough grasses with strong roots that can grow on exposed sandy shores
beach heathernsmall heathlike plant covered with white down growing on beaches in northeastern North America
beach housena house built on or near a beach
beach morning gloryna prostrate perennial of coastal sand dunes Florida to Texas
beach pancakenplant having hemispherical heads of wine-red flowers; found in coastal dunes from California to Mexico
beach peanwild pea of seashores of north temperate zone having tough roots and purple flowers and useful as a sand binder
beach plumnsmall dark purple fruit used especially in jams and pies
beach plumnseacoast shrub of northeastern North America having showy white blossoms and edible purple fruit
beach plum bushnseacoast shrub of northeastern North America having showy white blossoms and edible purple fruit
beach sand verbenanprostrate herb having heads of deep pink to white flowers; found in coastal dunes from British Columbia to Baja California
beach strawberrynwild strawberry of western United States and South America; source of many varieties of cultivated strawberries
beach towelnvery large towel to dry yourself after swimming
beach waggonna car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
beach wagonna car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
beach wormwoodnherb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant
beachballnlarge and light ball; for play at the seaside
beachcomberna vagrant living on a beach
beachedson a beach
beachfrontna strip of land running along a beach
beachheadnan initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments
beachheadna bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operation
beachlikea(of a shore or shoreline) having an extensive gently sloping area covered with sand or gravel or shingle down to the water line
beachwearnclothing to be worn at a beach
beachya(of a shore or shoreline) having an extensive gently sloping area covered with sand or gravel or shingle down to the water line
beaconna tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
beaconna radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes
beaconna fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance
beaconvguide with a beacon
beaconvshine like a beacon
beacon firena fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance
beacon hillna fashionable section of Boston; site of the Massachusetts capital building
beacon lightna tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
beadna small ball with a hole through the middle
beadna beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
beadna shape that is spherical and small
beadvstring together like beads
beadvdecorate by sewing beads onto
beadvform into beads, as of water or sweat, for example
bead and quirknbeading formed with a narrow groove separating it from the surface it decorates
bead fernnbeautiful spreading fern of eastern North America and eastern Asia naturalized in western Europe; pinnately divided fronds show a slight tendency to fold when touched; pinnules enclose groups of sori in beadlike lobes
bead treensmall tree of West Indies and northeastern Venezuela having large oblong pointed leaflets and panicles of purple flowers; seeds are black or scarlet with black spots
beadedscovered with beads or jewels or sequins
beadedscovered with beads of liquid
beaded lizardnlizard with black and yellowish beadlike scales; of western Mexico
beadingna beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
beadingnornamentation with beads
beading planena plane with a concave blade for making moulding with beadwork
beadlena minor parish official who serves as an usher and preserves order at services
beadlenUnited States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989)
beadlikessmall and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button
beadsnseveral beads threaded together on a string
beadsmanna person who is paid to pray for the soul of another
beadworkna beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
beadworknornamentation with beads
beadyscovered with beads or jewels or sequins
beadyssmall and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button
beady-eyedshaving eyes that gleam with malice
beaglena small short-legged smooth-coated breed of hound
beaglingnhunting rabbits with beagles
beaknhorny projecting mouth of a bird
beaknbeaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles)
beakninformal terms for the nose
beakvhit lightly with a picking motion
beakedahaving or resembling a beak
beaked hazelnutnhazel of western United States with conspicuous beaklike involucres on the nuts
beaked parsleynaromatic annual Old World herb cultivated for its finely divided and often curly leaves for use especially in soups and salads
beaked salmonnfish of sandy areas of western Pacific and Indian oceans having an angular snout for burrowing into sand
beaked whalenany of several whales inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws with vestigial teeth in the upper jaw
beakerna cup (usually without a handle)
beakerna flatbottomed jar made of glass or plastic; used for chemistry
beaklessanot having a beak or bill
beaklikesresembling the beak of a bird
be-all and end-allnthe essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim
beamna gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts
beamnlong thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
beamn(nautical) breadth amidships
beamna signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides pilots in darkness or bad weather
beamna column of light (as from a beacon)
beamna group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
beamvsmile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression
beamvbroadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
beamvexpress with a beaming face or smile
beamvexperience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion
beamvhave a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
beamvemit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
beam balancena balance consisting of a lever with two equal arms and a pan suspended from each arm
beam of lightna column of light (as from a beacon)
beam scalena portable balance consisting of a pivoted bar with arms of unequal length
beam-endsn(nautical) at the ends of the transverse deck beams of a vessel
beamingsradiating or as if radiating light
beamingscheerful and bright
beamingspleased and proud
beamishssmiling with happiness or optimism
beamysradiating or as if radiating light
beamysbroad in the beam
beanninformal terms for a human head
beannany of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food
beannany of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods
beannany of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans
beanvhit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball
bean aphidnblackish aphid that infests e.g. beans and sugar beets
bean beetlenintroduced into the United States from Mexico; feeds on the foliage of the bean plant
bean blightna blight of bean plants
bean capernperennial shrub of the eastern Mediterranean region and southwestern Asia having flowers whose buds are used as capers
bean counternan accountant or bureaucrat who is believed to place undue emphasis on the control of expenditures
bean curdncheeselike food made of curdled soybean milk
bean dipna dip made of cooked beans
bean plantnany of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods
bean sproutnany of various sprouted beans: especially mung beans or lentils or edible soybeans
bean tostadana flat tortilla topped with refried beans
bean townnstate capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
bean treenany of several trees having seedpods as fruits
bean trefoilnshrub with trifoliate leaves and yellow flowers followed by backward curving seed pods; leaves foetid when crushed
bean weevilnlarvae live in and feed on growing or stored beans
beanbagna small cloth bag filled with dried beans; thrown in games
beanballna baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's head
bean-caper familynsmall trees, shrubs, and herbs of warm arid and saline regions; often resinous; some poisonous: genera Zygophyllum, Tribulus, Guaiacum, Larrea
beanerna baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's head
beanfeastnan annual dinner party given by an employer for the employees
beaniena small skullcap; formerly worn by schoolboys and college freshmen
bean-likesresembling beans
beanona game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards
bean-shapedshaving a shape resembling a bean
beanstalknstem of a bean plant
beantownnstate capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
beanyna small skullcap; formerly worn by schoolboys and college freshmen
bearnmassive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
bearnan investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price
bearvhave on one's person
bearvcause to be born
bearvbe pregnant with
bearvput up with something or somebody unpleasant
bearvmove while holding up or supporting
bearvsupport or hold in a certain manner
bearvbring forth,
bearvbring in
bearvtake on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
bearvhave rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
bearvbehave in a certain manner
bearvhave
bearvcontain or hold; have within
bear awayvremove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
bear catnreddish-brown Old World raccoon-like carnivore; in some classifications considered unrelated to the giant pandas
bear clawnclaw of a bear; often used in jewelry
bear clawnan incised design resembling the claw of a bear; used in Native American pottery
bear clawnalmond-flavored yeast-raised pastry shaped in an irregular semicircle resembling a bear's claw
bear cubna young bear
bear downvexert a force or cause a strain upon
bear downvpay special attention to
bear downvexert full strength
bear downvto make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
bear downvcontract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
bear downvexert a force with a heavy weight
bear down onvexert a force with a heavy weight
bear down onvsail towards another vessel, of a ship
bear down uponvsail towards another vessel, of a ship
bear grassnplant of western North America having woody rhizomes and tufts of stiff grasslike basal leaves and spikes of creamy white flowers
bear grassnstemless plant with tufts of grasslike leaves and erect panicle of minute creamy white flowers; southwestern United States and Mexico
bear grassnyucca of west central United States having a clump of basal grasslike leaves and a central stalk with a terminal raceme of small whitish flowers
bear grassnyucca of southern United States having a clump of basal grasslike leaves and a central stalk with a terminal raceme of small whitish flowers
bear hugna takeover bid so attractive that the directors of the target company must approve it or risk shareholder protest
bear hugna wrestling hold with arms locked tightly around the opponent
bear in mindvkeep in mind
bear marketna market characterized by falling prices for securities
bear oaknshrubby oak of southeastern United States usually forming dense thickets
bear offvremove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
bear onvhave an effect upon
bear onvpress, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
bear onvhave to do with or be relevant to
bear onvkeep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
bear outvsupport with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
bear pawnalmond-flavored yeast-raised pastry shaped in an irregular semicircle resembling a bear's claw
bear upvendure cheerfully
bear uponvhave an effect upon
bear witnessvgive testimony in a court of law
bear witnessvprovide evidence for
bearablescapable of being borne though unpleasant
bearberrynchiefly evergreen subshrubs of northern to arctic areas
bearberryndeciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States
bearberrynshrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada
bearberry willowndwarf prostrate mat-forming shrub of arctic and alpine regions of North America and Greenland having deep green elliptic leaves that taper toward the base
bearcatnarboreal civet of Asia having a long prehensile tail and shaggy black hair
beardntuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface
beardnhairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals
beardnthe hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
beardna person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality)
beardna tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses
beardvgo along the rim, like a beard around the chin
beard lichenngreenish grey pendulous lichen growing on trees
beard mossngreenish grey pendulous lichen growing on trees
beard wormnslender animal with tentacles and a tubelike outer covering; lives on the deep ocean bottom
beardedshaving a growth of hairlike awns
beardedshaving hair on the cheeks and chin
bearded darnelnweedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
bearded irisnany of numerous wild or cultivated irises with hairlike structures on the falls (the drooping sepals)
bearded sealnmedium-sized greyish to yellow seal with bristles each side of muzzle; of Arctic Ocean
bearded vulturenthe largest Eurasian bird of prey; having black feathers hanging around the bill
bearded wheatgrassna wheatgrass with straight terminal awns on the flowering glumes
beardlessslacking hair on the face
beardlessshaving no beard
beardless irisnany of numerous wild or cultivated irises having no hairs on the drooping sepals (the falls)
beardownswith full strength
bearernsomeone whose employment involves carrying something
bearernthe person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it
bearerna messenger who bears or presents
bearernone of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral
bearer bondna bond issued with detachable coupons that must be presented to the issuer for interest payments
bearer of the swordna small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the Philippines; uses bombing and assassination and extortion and kidnapping
bearinga(of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain
bearingna rotating support placed between moving parts to allow them to move easily
bearingnheraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
bearingndignified manner or conduct
bearingncharacteristic way of bearing one's body
bearingnthe direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
bearingnrelevant relation or interconnection
bearingsproducing or yielding
bearing brassna brass bushing or a lining for a bearing
bearing false witnessncriminal offense of making false statements under oath
bearing metalnan alloy (often of lead or tin base) used for bearings
bearing reinna rein designed to keep the horse's head in the desired position
bearing wallnany wall supporting a floor or the roof of a building
bearishsexpecting prices to fall
bearnaisena sauce like hollandaise but made with white wine and tarragon and shallots instead of lemon juice
bear's breechnwidely cultivated southern European acanthus with whitish purple-veined flowers
bear's breechesnwidely cultivated southern European acanthus with whitish purple-veined flowers
bear's earnyellow-flowered primrose native to Alps; commonly cultivated
bear's footndigitate-leaved hellebore with an offensive odor and irritant qualities when taken internally
bear's grapenevergreen mat-forming shrub of North America and northern Eurasia having small white flowers and red berries; leaves turn red in autumn
bear-sizedslarge as a bear
bearskinntall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions
bearskinnthe pelt of a bear (sometimes used as a rug)
bear's-paw fernnepiphytic fern with large fronds; Taiwan and Philippines
bearwoodnshrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada
beastna living organism characterized by voluntary movement
beastna cruelly rapacious person
beast of burdennan animal such as a donkey or ox or elephant used for transporting loads or doing other heavy work
beastlinessnunpleasant nastiness; used especially of nasty weather
beastlinessnthe quality of being deliberately mean
beastlyrin a beastly manner
beastlysresembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
beastlysvery unpleasant
beatnthe act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
beatna stroke or blow
beatna regular rate of repetition
beatnthe basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
beatn(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
beatnthe sound of stroke or blow
beatnthe rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
beatna regular route for a sentry or policeman
beatna member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
beatna single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations
beatsvery tired
beatvwear out completely
beatvbe a mystery or bewildering to
beatvcome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
beatvbeat through cleverness and wit
beatvgive a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression
beatvhit repeatedly
beatvstrike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
beatvstrike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music
beatvstir vigorously
beatvshape by beating
beatvproduce a rhythm by striking repeatedly
beatvmake by pounding or trampling
beatvmove with or as if with a regular alternating motion
beatvmove rhythmically
beatvindicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks
beatvsail with much tacking or with difficulty
beatvmove with a flapping motion
beatvmove with a thrashing motion
beatvglare or strike with great intensity
beatvmake a rhythmic sound
beatvmake a sound like a clock or a timer
beatvavoid paying
beatvbe superior
beat a retreatvdepart hastily
beat aboutvsearch anxiously
beat around the bushvbe deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
beat backvcause to move back by force or influence
beat downvdislodge from a position
beat downvshine hard
beat downvpersuade the seller to accept a lower price
beat generationna United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)
beat invteach by drills and repetition
beat outvcome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
beat outvbeat out a rhythm
beat upvgather
beat upvgive a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression
beatablessusceptible to being defeated
beatenaformed or made thin by hammering
beatensmuch trodden and worn smooth or bare
beaten-upsdamaged by blows or hard usage
beaternan implement for beating
beaterna worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter
beatificsmarked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
beatificsexperiencing or bestowing celestial joy
beatificationn(Roman Catholic Church) an act of the Pope who declares that a deceased person lived a holy life and is worthy of public veneration; a first step toward canonization
beatificationnthe action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy
beatificationna state of supreme happiness
beatifiedsRoman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration
beatifyvdeclare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of achieving sainthood
beatifyvmake blessedly happy
beatifyvfill with sublime emotion; tickle pink
beatingnthe act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
beatingnthe act of overcoming or outdoing
beatingsexpanding and contracting rhythmically as to the beating of the heart
beating-reed instrumentna musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
beatitudenone of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with beatus' (blessed)
beatitudena state of supreme happiness
beatlesna rock group from Liverpool who between 1962 and 1970 produced a variety of hit songs and albums (most of it written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon)
beatnikna member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
beatniksna United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)
beatricenthe woman who guided Dante through Paradise in the Divine Comedy
beatrice lillienBritish actress (born in Canada) (1898-1989)
beatrice webbnEnglish writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943)
beatsna United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)
beats per minutenthe pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds
beat-upsdamaged by blows or hard usage
beauna man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
beauna man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
beau brummellnEnglish dandy who was a fashion leader during the Regency (1778-1840)
beau gestena gracious (but usually meaningless) gesture
beau idealnan ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
beau mondenthe fashionable elite
beaufort scalena scale from 0 to 12 for the force of the wind
beaufort scalenan international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
beaufort seanpart of the Arctic Ocean northeast of Alaska
beaugregoryna blue and yellow damselfish of Bermuda and Florida and the West Indies
beaujolaisndry fruity light red wine drunk within a few months after it is made; from the Beaujolais district in southeastern France
beaumontna city of southeastern Texas near Houston
beaumontnEnglish dramatist who collaborated with John Fletcher (1584-1616)
beaumontnUnited States surgeon remembered for his studies of digestion (1785-1853)
beaumontiansmall genus of evergreen woody vines in the East Indies and Asia
beaumontia grandifloranevergreen woody twiner with large glossy leaves and showy corymbs of fragrant white trumpet-shaped flowers
beautnan outstanding example of its kind
beauteouss(poetic )beautiful, especially to the sight
beauteousnessnthe quality of being good looking and attractive
beauticiannsomeone who works in a beauty parlor
beautificationnthe act of making something more beautiful
beautifuladelighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
beautifuls(of weather) highly enjoyable
beautifulsaesthetically pleasing
beautifullyrin a beautiful manner
beautifyvmake more beautiful
beautifyvmake more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
beautifyvbe beautiful to look at
beautynthe qualities that give pleasure to the senses
beautynan outstanding example of its kind
beautyna very attractive or seductive looking woman
beauty bushnChinese deciduous shrub with yellow-throated pinkish flowers and bristly fruit; often cultivated as an ornamental
beauty consultantnsomeone who gives you advice about your personal appearance
beauty parlorna shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
beauty parlourna shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
beauty quarkna quark with a charge of -1/3 and a mass about 10,000 times that of an electron
beauty salonna shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
beauty shopna shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
beauty sleepnsleep before midnight
beauty spotna spot that is worn on a lady's face for adornment
beauty treatmentnenhancement of someone's personal beauty
beauvoirnFrench feminist and existentialist and novelist (1908-1986)
beaux artsnthe study and creation of visual works of art
beavernlarge semiaquatic rodent with webbed hind feet and a broad flat tail; construct complex dams and underwater lodges
beaverna hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material)
beaverna movable piece of armor on a medieval helmet used to protect the lower face
beaverna man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur
beaverna full beard
beaverna native or resident of Oregon
beavernthe soft brown fur of the beaver
beavervwork hard on something
beaver awayvwork hard on something
beaver boardna light wallboard made of compressed wood pulp
beaver furnthe soft brown fur of the beaver
beaver ratnamphibious rat of Australia and New Guinea
beaver statena state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
beaverbrooknBritish newspaper publisher and politician (born in Canada); confidant of Winston Churchill (1879-1964)
beaver-likesresembling a beaver
bebopnan early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
bebopvdance the bebop
becalmvmake steady
becalmedsrendered motionless for lack of wind
bechamelnmilk thickened with a butter and flour roux
bechamel saucenmilk thickened with a butter and flour roux
bechancevhappen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
bechancevbecome of; happen to
becharmvattract; cause to be enamored
becharmvcontrol by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft
bechtel crabnderived from the Iowa crab and cultivated for its large double pink blossoms
bechuanana member of a Bantu people living chiefly in Botswana and western South Africa
beckna beckoning gesture
becker muscular dystrophyna form of muscular dystrophy that sets in in adolescence or adulthood and progresses slowly but will affect all voluntary muscles; characterized by generalized weakness and muscle wasting that affects limb and trunk muscles first; similar to Duchenne's muscular dystrophy but less severe; inheritance is X-linked recessive (carried by females but affecting only males)
becketn(nautical) a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other; used to secure loose items on a ship
becketn(Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II concerning Henry's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
becket bendna hitch used for temporarily tying a rope to the middle of another rope (or to an eye)