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damselfly any of various insects resembling small dragonflies but having wings that fold over the body when they are at rest.
damson a species of plum tree. [2 definitions]
Dan according to the Old Testament, the fifth son of Jacob. [2 definitions]
Danaides in Greek legend, the daughters of Danaus, king of Argos, who murdered their husbands and were condemned in Hades to draw water forever with a perforated vessel.
Da Nang a port city in central Vietnam on the China Sea, site of an important U.S. military base during the Vietnam War.
dance to move the body in a rhythmic sequence, usu. in a prescribed fashion and usu. to music. [9 definitions]
danceable combined form of dance.
dance hall a usu. public establishment that charges an admission price and provides space, music, and sometimes partners for dancing.
dancer one who dances or whose profession is dancing.
dancing the activity of moving the body to music for enjoyment.
D and C abbreviation of "dilatation and curettage," a surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated and the uterine lining is scraped with a curette.
dandelion a low-growing weedy plant with notched leaves and yellow flowers. [2 definitions]
dander flaky scales of skin, feathers, or fur that may cause allergic reactions. [2 definitions]
dandify to make (oneself or another person) look like or become a dandy or fop.
dandle to dance (a child) up and down on one's knees or in one's arms. [2 definitions]
dandruff a thin crust that forms on the scalp and is shed in flaky particles.
dandy a man who is greatly concerned about the smartness of his clothing and appearance. [4 definitions]
Dane a native or citizen of Denmark, or a descendant thereof.
Danelaw the series of laws created by Danish invaders and settlers in northeastern England during the ninth and tenth centuries. [2 definitions]
danger exposure to harm or peril. [2 definitions]
dangerous likely to cause or permit harm; full of risks; unsafe.