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birthplace the place of birth or origin, of a person or of an idea, movement, or the like.
birthrate the number of births in a specified place or group per unit of time, usu. expressed as a quantity per thousand of the total specified population.
birthright a right, privilege, or possession, such as property, to which one is entitled by birth.
birthstone a precious or semiprecious jewel traditionally associated with the month of one's birth.
biscuit an unsweetened bread in the shape of a small cake, made with a generous amount of shortening and leavened with baking powder or baking soda instead of yeast. [4 definitions]
bisect to cut or split into two equal parts. [3 definitions]
bisexual of or pertaining to both sexes. [5 definitions]
Bishkek the capital of Kyrgyzstan.
bishop a clergyman who holds a high position in certain Christian churches and is often in charge of a diocese or of a number of churches. [2 definitions]
bishopric the diocese overseen by a bishop. [2 definitions]
Bismarck the capital of North Dakota.
bismuth a chemical element that has eighty-three protons in each nucleus and is a white brittle crystalline metal with very low thermal and electrical conductivity, used chiefly in alloys and medicines. (symbol: Bi)
bison a hoofed, shaggy, cud-chewing mammal with a large head and forequarters, short curved horns, and a hump at the shoulders, found in North America; buffalo. [2 definitions]
bisque1 a thick cream soup made with shellfish, meat, or strained vegetables. [2 definitions]
bisque2 clay or porcelain that has been fired but not glazed. (See biscuit.)
Bissau the capital of Guinea-Bissau.
bistre a pigment made from the soot of burned wood, having a yellowish or dark brown color. [2 definitions]
bistro a small bar, café, or nightclub.
bisulfate an inorganic acid sulfate or a compound containing such.
bisulfide a disulfide.
bit1 the metal part of a bridle that is placed in the mouth of an animal, usu. a horse, and used to restrain or control. [5 definitions]