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knurl a knot or protuberance, as on a tree; gnarl. [3 definitions]
knurled having small ridges. [2 definitions]
knurly being full of knurls or knots; gnarled.
KO abbreviation of "knockout," in boxing, the act of defeating an opponent by knocking him down for a count of ten. (See technical knockout.)
koala a furry marsupial, native to Australia, that climbs trees and feeds on eucalyptus leaves and bark; koala bear.
koan in Zen Buddhism, a nonsense question or paradox used as an aid to meditation in order to encourage a greater awareness of reality.
kobo the smaller monetary unit of Nigeria. (Cf. naira.)
kobold in Germanic folklore, a spirit or elf that haunts households. [2 definitions]
Kodiak bear an extremely large brown bear of coastal Alaska and British Columbia.
Kohinoor a large Indian diamond that is included in the British crown jewels.
kohl a powdered substance used esp. by women in some Eastern countries as eye makeup.
kohlrabi a plant of the cabbage family that has a bulbous, edible stem.
Kohoutek a comet first observed in 1973 and visible into 1974.
koine (sometimes cap.) the colloquial form of Greek widely spoken during the Hellenistic period and the period of the Roman Empire (often prec. by "the"). [2 definitions]
kola an extract prepared from the kola nut, used in beverages and medicines. [2 definitions]
kola nut the seed of the kola tree, which contains caffeine and theobromine and is used in soft drinks and medicines.
kolinsky any of several minks of northern Eurasia. [2 definitions]
Kol Nidre one of the most sacred prayers in the Jewish liturgy, recited at the beginning of religious services on Yom Kippur.
Komodo Dragon a carnivorous lizard of the monitor family found in Indonesia and, growing up to ten feet long, the largest species of lizard in the world.
komondor (often cap.) any of a Hungarian breed of dog having a large strong body with white fur that mats into hanging cords.
kook (slang) a person considered to be eccentric, strange, or crazy.