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saprophyte an organism, usu. a plant, that survives by consuming dead or decaying organic matter.
saprozoic of or designating the absorption of dissolved organic or inorganic material for nutrition, as by protozoans. [2 definitions]
sapsago a strong, firm cheese made from skim milk and flavored with sweet clover.
sapsucker either of two types of woodpecker native to North America that feed on the sap and insects of certain trees.
sapwood the newer, softer layers of wood, between the bark and the heartwood, that conduct water and sap in a tree.
Saqqara village in Egypt near Cairo that served as the site of burial grounds for rulers of ancient Egypt and is home to some of the oldest pyramids.
saraband a stately Spanish court dance in three-four time. [2 definitions]
Saracen a member of one of the Syrian tribes at the time of the Roman Empire.
Sarajevo a city in former Yugoslavia, where Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914, an event that precipitated World War I; capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
saran any of various thermoplastic resins obtained from vinyl compounds and used for wrapping and packaging, to make acid-resistant pipe fittings, and as a fiber in some heavy fabrics.
Saratoga trunk a large trunk, used for travel by women in the nineteenth century.
sarcasm a scornfully ironic remark. [2 definitions]
sarcastic expressing or characterized by sarcasm. [2 definitions]
sarcocarp the fleshy part of a fruit having a pit such as a peach or plum. [2 definitions]
sarcoidosis a disease of unknown origin, characterized by the formation of lesions similar to tubercles in the liver, lungs, skin, bones, and lymph nodes.
sarcoma a malignant tumor that starts in the connective tissue of the body and spreads to other parts, esp. bone.
sarcophagus a carved stone coffin.
sarcous consisting or composed of flesh or skeletal muscle.
sard a hard orange or brownish red chalcedony, used as a gemstone.
sardana a folk dance of Catalonia, performed in a circle.
sardine a small, edible, marine fish harvested young and usu. packed in oil.