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krona1 the chief monetary unit of Sweden, equaling one hundred öre.
krona2 the chief monetary unit of Iceland, equaling one hundred aurar.
krone1 the chief monetary unit of Denmark and Norway, equaling one hundred öre.
krone2 a gold coin formerly minted in Germany worth ten marks. [2 definitions]
kroner pl. of krone1.
krypton an inert gaseous chemical element that has thirty-six protons in each nucleus, used esp. as the atmosphere in high-powered light bulbs. (symbol: Kr)
KS abbreviation of "Kansas," a Midwestern U.S. state between Missouri and Colorado.
kt abbreviation of "karat," a unit of measure for the purity of gold equal to one twenty-fourth part of pure gold.
Kuala Lumpur the capital of Malaysia.
Kublai Khan a Mongol emperor of China from about 1260 to about 1294 and founder of the Mongol dynasty (1216?-1294?).
kuchen a German coffee cake made with yeast dough and usu. containing fruits, nuts, and the like.
kudos (used with a sing. or pl. verb) praise, honor, and appreciation for work done or status achieved.
kudu a large African antelope with narrow white stripes across the back and, in the male, long curved horns.
kugel a casserole of ingredients such as potatoes and noodles that is baked until crusty.
Ku Kluxer a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
Ku Klux Klan a secret society organized and active in the southern United States after the Civil War, which sought to regain white supremacy over newly freed blacks. [2 definitions]
kulak in czarist Russia, a relatively well-off or landholding peasant.
kumiss the fermented milk of a mare or camel, used as a beverage by Asian nomads. [2 definitions]
kümmel a colorless liqueur flavored with caraway seeds, cumin, anise, and the like.
kumquat a type of citrus tree bearing a small, edible fruit. [2 definitions]
kung fu a Chinese method of self-defense involving fluid, circular movements of the hands and legs. (Cf. karate.)