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euglena any of various freshwater flagellates of the genus Euglena, characterized by a single flagellum, light-sensitive eyespot, and usually bright green coloring.
eukaryote an organism composed of a cell or cells that contain a membrane-bound nucleus. (Cf. prokaryote.)
eulogistic praising highly; laudatory.
eulogize to speak or write high praise of; write or deliver a eulogy about.
eulogy a spoken or written tribute, esp. to honor a dead person; high praise; formal commendation.
Eumenides see Furies.
eunuch in former times, a castrated man employed as an attendant in a harem or as part of an Asian imperial or princely court. [2 definitions]
eupepsia good digestion. (Cf. dyspepsia.)
euphemism the substitution of a milder, vaguer, or pleasanter word or expression for one considered to be offensive or unpleasant. [2 definitions]
euphemize to refer to by means of a euphemism. [2 definitions]
euphonic characterized by pleasant or harmonic sounds.
euphonious characterized by euphony; pleasing to the ear.
euphonium a brass wind instrument similar to a tuba but higher in pitch and mellower in tone.
euphony a pleasing, harmonious quality of sounds, esp. words.
euphorbia see spurge.
euphoria a strong feeling of well-being or elation, sometimes unrealistic or unwarranted, and able to be induced by certain drugs.
euphoric having or exhibiting a strong feeling of well-being or elation.
euphotic of or characterizing the upper layer of a body of water that receives enough sunlight to allow the growth of green plants.
Euphrates a river that flows from eastern Turkey south to join the Tigris in a valley in which some of the most ancient civilizations developed.
euphuism an affected, artificial, ornate style of writing or speaking, characterized by elaborate alliteration, far-fetched figures of speech, and the like.
Eurasia Europe and Asia considered together.