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rainbow nation


      n     (S. African)      an epithet, alluding to its multiracial population, of       South Africa  
     (C20: coined by Nelson Mandela following the end of apartheid)  
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1    a bow-shaped display in the sky of the colours of the spectrum, caused by the refraction and reflection of the sun's rays through rain or mist  
a    any similar display of bright colours  
b    (as modifier)  
a rainbow pattern     
3    an illusory hope  
to chase rainbows     
4    modifier   of or relating to a political grouping together by several minorities, esp. of different races  
the rainbow coalition     

rainbow bird  
      n   an Australian bee-eater, Merops ornatus, with a brightly-coloured plumage. It feeds in flight and nests in sandy burrows  
Rainbow Bridge  
      n   a natural stone bridge over a creek in SE Utah. Height: 94 m (309 ft.). Span: 85 m (278 ft.)  
rainbow nation  
      n     (S. African)      an epithet, alluding to its multiracial population, of       South Africa  
     (C20: coined by Nelson Mandela following the end of apartheid)  
rainbow quartz  
      n     (Mineralogy)      another name for       iris       3  
rainbow trout  
      n   a freshwater trout of North American origin, Salmo gairdneri, having a body marked with many black spots and two longitudinal red stripes  
white rainbow  
      n      another name for       fogbow  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

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a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation
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concert des nations ; communauté des nations
without nationality or nations
the chambers dictionnary 10th edition.
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