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B.S.2 (often l.c.) (vulgar slang) abbreviation of "bullshit," lies, exaggerations, boasts, or the like.
Btu abbreviation of "British thermal unit" or "British thermal units," a unit of heat equal to the amount needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit, or equal to about 252 calories.
bu. abbreviation of "bushel" or "bushels."
bubble an approximately spherical volume of gas bounded by a liquid or a solid. [7 definitions]
bubble bath a bath with an added liquid, crystal, or powder preparation that creates thick suds and perfumes and softens the water. [2 definitions]
bubble gum chewing gum that can be blown into large bubbles.
bubble memory a solid-state computer device that stores information, coded into binary digits, in microscopic magnetized areas in sheets, as of garnet.
bubble over to show great cheer and liveliness.
bubbly full of or giving off bubbles. [2 definitions]
bubo a swollen, inflamed lymph gland, esp. in the groin or armpit.
bubonic of, pertaining to, or characterized by the appearance of buboes.
bubonic plague an epidemic disease caused by bacteria transmitted from rats to humans by fleas, spread by contagion and characterized by chills, fever, swollen glands, and weakness.
buccal of or pertaining to the mouth or cheeks.
buccaneer one who illegally attacks ships at sea or areas along the coast; pirate.
Bucharest the capital of Rumania.
buck1 a fully grown male of certain animal species such as the deer, goat, rabbit, and sheep. [3 definitions]
buck2 of a horse or similar animal, to leap off the ground and come down with stiff forelegs. [7 definitions]
buck3 a structure used to hold wood for sawing; sawhorse. [2 definitions]
buck4 an object such as a buckhorn knife that was formerly placed before a player in a poker game to indicate the responsibility to deal.
buck5 (informal) a dollar in the U.S.
buck and wing a fast tap dance characterized by much leaping and heel clicking.