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      n      See       calathea  
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zebra  
      n   pl   , -ras, -ra   any of several mammals of the horse family (Equidae), such as Equus burchelli (the common zebra), of southern and eastern Africa, having distinctive black-and-white striped hides  
     (C16: via Italian from Old Spanish: wild ass, probably from Vulgar Latin eciferus (unattested) wild horse, from Latin equiferus, from equus horse + ferus wild)  
  zebra-like, zebraic      adj  
  zebrine  
  zebroid      adj  


Zebra  
      n     (Finance)   a noninterest-paying bond in which the accrued income is taxed annually rather than on redemption  
   Compare       zero       12  
     (C20: from zero-coupon bond)  
zebra crossing  
      n     (Brit)   a pedestrian crossing marked on a road by broad alternate black and white stripes. Once on the crossing the pedestrian has right of way  
zebra finch  
      n   any of various Australasian songbirds with zebra-like markings, such as the grassfinch Poephila castanotis  
zebra plant  
      n      See       calathea  

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n.
distributed control system; a control system for a process or plant, wherein control elements are distributed throughout the system
chemical plants, petrochemical (oil) and refineries, boiler controls and power plant systems, nuclear power plants, environmental control systems etc.
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
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