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ivy a climbing, woody vine that has shiny evergreen leaves, bears black berries, and is often used as an ornamental covering on buildings; English ivy. [2 definitions]
Ivy League an association of eight prestigious colleges and universities in the northeastern United States, including Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Pennsylvania, and Yale.
ixora a tropical evergreen plant of the madder family that is often grown in greenhouses.
ixtle variant of istle.
Iyar the eighth month of the Jewish lunisolar calendar, occurring from late April through early May in the Gregorian calendar.
-ization process, action, or result of making or doing.
-ize to become, or to cause to be, become, or be formed into. [4 definitions]
j the tenth letter of the English alphabet. [2 definitions]
jab to prod or poke, esp. with a pointed object. [3 definitions]
jabber to speak or make sounds like speech quickly or at length but without making sense; babble. [2 definitions]
Jabberwocky in the nineteenth-century tale Through the Looking Glass, a poem containing many nonsense words. [2 definitions]
jabot a decorative ruffle on the front of a blouse or shirt that hangs down from the neck, formerly worn by men and now worn mostly by women.
jacal a hut made of closely set wooden stakes that is plastered with mud and roofed with straw or rushes, found in Mexico and the southwestern United States.
jacamar an exotic tropical American bird having iridescent green plumage and a long bill.
jacaranda any of several tropical American trees of the bignonia family, with compound leaves and clusters of pale purple flowers. [2 definitions]
jacinth a reddish orange zircon or similar mineral, used as a gemstone. [2 definitions]
jack any of a number of devices used to lift all or a part of a heavy object a short distance, as by leverage or hydraulic pressure. [8 definitions]
jack- male; man. [2 definitions]
jackal any of a number of wild Asian and African dogs, closely related to the wolf, that are esp. known for scavenging and for attacking small or weakened prey. [2 definitions]
jackanapes an arrogant, insolent young man.
jackass a male donkey or ass. [2 definitions]