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Kabul the capital of Afghanistan.
kachina among the Hopi Indians, any of various minor deities or ancestral spirits, or a doll, dancer, or dancer's mask representing such a spirit.
Kaddish an ancient Jewish prayer recited during the daily service. [2 definitions]
kadi variant of cadi.
kaffee klatsch see "coffee klatsch."
kaffir (derogatory) in South Africa, a black person.
kaffiyeh a cloth headdress that is draped over the head and held with a cord wound around the head, worn by Arabs for protection from dust and heat.
kaftan variant of caftan.
Kailash a large mountain in the Himalayas that is considered sacred in a number of religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. In Hinduism, Kailash is believed to be the home of Shiva.
kaiser an emperor of Germany from 1871 to 1918.
kaiser roll a large baked roll with a hard crust, used for sandwiches.
Kalahari a desert of southern Africa occupying a large area of Botswana as well as parts of Namibia and South Africa (prec. by "the").
Kalahari Desert an arid and sandy region of southern Africa occupying a large area of Botswana as well as parts of Namibia and South Africa.
kale a variety of the cabbage plant having loose wrinkled and curled leaves, or the leaves of this plant used as a vegetable.
kaleidoscope a rotating tube in which changing symmetrical forms are created by the reflection, in mirrors set at angles to each other, of small bits of colored class moving in a chamber at one end of the tube. [2 definitions]
kalends variant of calends.
Kali a Hindu goddess of life and death.
Kalmuck a member of a Buddhist Mongol tribe of northwestern China and the lower Volga River region. [2 definitions]
kalsomine see "calcimine."
Kamasutra an ancient Hindu manual of sexual love.
kami in the Shinto religion of Japan, a divine being or force.