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Bering Sea a northern extension of the Pacific Ocean between Russia and Alaska, north of the Aleutian Islands.
Bering Strait the waterway between Russia and Alaska that connects the Pacific to the Arctic Ocean.
berkelium a radioactive synthetic metal element of the actinide series that has ninety-seven protons in each nucleus. (symbol: Bk)
Berlin the capital of Germany. (Cf. East Berlin, West Berlin.)
berlin a large four-wheeled closed carriage with separate perches for the footman and driver, and two facing seats inside. [2 definitions]
Berliner a native or resident of Berlin.
Berlin Wall a barrier first erected in 1961 that separated West Berlin from East Berlin, eventually fortified and extended to create a border between West Germany and East Germany, and ultimately opened to unrestricted transit on November 9, 1989, prior to being dismantled.
berm a narrow ledge or shoulder, as alongside a road or canal. [3 definitions]
Bermuda a British colony comprising a group of islands southeast of North Carolina.
Bermuda grass a perennial creeping grass widely grown for lawns and pastures in Bermuda, the southern United States, and other warm regions.
Bermuda onion any of several large mild-flavored onions with a white or yellow flesh, grown in Bermuda and the southern United States.
Bermuda shorts shorts ending just above the knee, worn by both sexes and often with knee-length socks; bermudas.
Bermuda Triangle an area of ocean associated with unsolved mysteries, whose perimeter is marked by an imaginary line that connects Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and the southern tip of Florida.
Bern the capital of Switzerland.
Bernoulli effect the decrease in a fluid's pressure as its speed increases.
berretta see "biretta."
berry any of several small, juicy, pulpy fruits, usu. without a pit, such as the strawberry, raspberry, or gooseberry. [5 definitions]
berserk violently enraged; wildly destructive. [2 definitions]
berth a shelf or bunk for sleeping on a ship or train. [6 definitions]
Bertillon system a system used before the adoption of fingerprinting for identification, esp. of criminals, through records of bodily measurements, markings, coloring, and the like.
beryl a crystalline mineral, aluminum beryllium silicate, from which beryllium and certain gemstones such as emeralds are derived.