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basketry the craft or process of weaving or braiding to make baskets or the like. [2 definitions]
basket weave a weave in fabrics that gives an appearance similar to that of a woven basket.
basketwork objects or materials having the weave of, or made like, a basket.
basking shark any of several large plankton-eating sharks, often found floating near the ocean's surface.
basophil a tissue, substance, or cell, esp. a white blood cell, that readily takes on basic dyes.
Basque a member of a people who live in the western Pyrenees of Spain and France, or a descendant thereof. [3 definitions]
basque a tightfitting bodice of a woman's dress or other garment.
bas-relief sculpture in which the carved parts are raised only slightly from a flat background.
bass1 the part of music designated for the voice or instrument in the lowest range of pitch, or musical tones produced in the low range. [5 definitions]
bass2 any of several freshwater or saltwater food fishes with spiny fins.
bass3 a deciduous tree of softwood, which is grown for ornamental purposes or as a shade tree; basswood; linden.
bass clef a sign on the fourth line of a musical staff, locating F below middle C; F clef.
bass drum a large double-headed cylindrical drum that produces a low, reverberating sound.
basset1 a kind of hound sometimes used in hunting that has long drooping ears, a long body, and short legs.
basset2 an emerging part or an outcrop, as of the edges of layered rock. [2 definitions]
bass horn an obsolete brass wind instrument resembling the tuba. [2 definitions]
bassinet an oblong basket with a hood over one end, used as a cradle for infants.
bassist one who sings bass. [2 definitions]
basso in music, one who sings bass.
bassoon a large low-pitched woodwind instrument consisting of a long doubled wooden tube fitted with a slender curved metal tube that terminates in a double-reed mouthpiece.
basso-relievo see "bas-relief."