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diamond bird

  

      n   any small insectivorous Australian songbird of the genus Pardalotus, having a diamond-patterned plumage,   (Also called)    pardalote  
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diamond  
      n  
1   
a    a colourless exceptionally hard mineral (but often tinted yellow, orange, blue, brown, or black by impurities), found in certain igneous rocks (esp. the kimberlites of South Africa). It is used as a gemstone, as an abrasive, and on the working edges of cutting tools. Composition: carbon. Formula: C. Crystal structure: cubic  
b    (as modifier)  
a diamond ring         Related adj       diamantine  
2      (Geometry)  
a    a figure having four sides of equal length forming two acute angles and two obtuse angles; rhombus  
b    modifier   rhombic  
3   
a    a red lozenge-shaped symbol on a playing card  
b    a card with one or more of these symbols or (when pl) the suit of cards so marked  
4      (Baseball)  
a    the whole playing field  
b    the square formed by the four bases  
5    (formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 4½ point  
6    black diamond      a figurative name for       coal  
7    rough diamond  
a    an unpolished diamond  
b    a person of fine character who lacks refinement and polish  
      vb  
8    tr   to decorate with or as with diamonds  
     (C13: from Old French diamant, from Medieval Latin diamas, modification of Latin adamas the hardest iron or steel, diamond; see adamant)  
  diamond-like      adj  


black diamond  
      n  
1       another name for       carbonado   2  
2    usually pl      a figurative expression for       coal  
diamond anniversary  
      n   a 60th, or occasionally 75th, anniversary  
diamond bird  
      n   any small insectivorous Australian songbird of the genus Pardalotus, having a diamond-patterned plumage,   (Also called)    pardalote  
diamond jubilee  
      n   the celebration of a 60th, or occasionally 75th, anniversary  
diamond point  
      n   a diamond-tipped engraving tool  
diamond snake  
      n   a python, Morelia argus, of Australia and New Guinea, with yellow diamond-shaped markings  
diamond wedding  
      n   the 60th, or occasionally the 75th, anniversary of a marriage  
diamond willow  
      n     (Canadian)   wood that may come from any species of willow and has a diamond pattern in the grain, used for making walking sticks, table lamps, etc.  
false diamond  
      n   any of a number of semiprecious stones that resemble diamond, such as zircon and white topaz  
industrial diamond  
      n   a small often synthetic diamond, valueless as a gemstone, used in cutting tools, abrasives, etc.  
rough diamond  
      n  
1    an unpolished diamond  
2    an intrinsically trustworthy or good person with uncouth manners or dress  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
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