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kola an extract prepared from the kola nut, used in beverages and medicines. [2 definitions]
kola nut the seed of the kola tree, which contains caffeine and theobromine and is used in soft drinks and medicines.
kolinsky any of several minks of northern Eurasia. [2 definitions]
Kol Nidre one of the most sacred prayers in the Jewish liturgy, recited at the beginning of religious services on Yom Kippur.
Komodo Dragon a carnivorous lizard of the monitor family found in Indonesia and, growing up to ten feet long, the largest species of lizard in the world.
komondor (often cap.) any of a Hungarian breed of dog having a large strong body with white fur that mats into hanging cords.
kook (slang) a person considered to be eccentric, strange, or crazy.
kopeck the smaller monetary unit of Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union. (Cf. ruble.)
koph the name of the nineteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
Koran the fundamental sacred text of Islam, believed to have been revealed to Muhammad by Allah and serving as the basis of Muslim religion, law, and secular conduct.
korat any of a breed of cat having a shiny bluish coat and large greenish eyes.
Korea see North Korea, South Korea.
Korean of or pertaining to North and South Korea, or to the people, culture, or language of these nations together. [2 definitions]
koruna the chief monetary unit of the Czech and Slovak Republics, equaling one hundred halers.
kosher allowable according to Jewish dietary laws. [4 definitions]
koto a Japanese musical instrument consisting of thirteen waxed silk strings stretched over a convex wooden sounding board, played by plucking the strings with three plectra that are worn on one hand.
kowtow to show extreme or excessive deference. [3 definitions]
KP abbreviation of "kitchen police."
Kr symbol of the chemical element krypton.
kraal in South Africa, a native village enclosed by a fence or stockade. [3 definitions]
kraft a strong brownish paper made from wood pulp treated with a sulfate solution, used to make bags or wrapping paper.