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kook (slang) a person considered to be eccentric, strange, or crazy.
kopeck the smaller monetary unit of Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union. (Cf. ruble.)
koph the name of the nineteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
Koran the fundamental sacred text of Islam, believed to have been revealed to Muhammad by Allah and serving as the basis of Muslim religion, law, and secular conduct.
korat any of a breed of cat having a shiny bluish coat and large greenish eyes.
Korea a region of East Asia that had been a single country until war divided it into North Korea and South Korea in the 1950s.
Korean of or pertaining to North and South Korea, or to the people, culture, or language of these nations together. [2 definitions]
koruna the chief monetary unit of the Czech and Slovak Republics, equaling one hundred halers.
kosher allowable according to Jewish dietary laws. [4 definitions]
koto a Japanese musical instrument consisting of thirteen waxed silk strings stretched over a convex wooden sounding board, played by plucking the strings with three plectra that are worn on one hand.
kowtow to show extreme or excessive deference. [3 definitions]
KP abbreviation of "kitchen police."
Kr symbol of the chemical element krypton.
kraal in South Africa, a native village enclosed by a fence or stockade. [3 definitions]
kraft a strong brownish paper made from wood pulp treated with a sulfate solution, used to make bags or wrapping paper.
krait any of several venomous snakes of southeastern Asia, having black or brown skin covered with yellow bands.
krater a two-handled bowl with a wide body and neck used to mix wine and water in ancient Greece.
Kremlin the historic citadel of Moscow, encompassing the government offices of Russia as well as palaces, cathedrals, and churches (prec. by "the"). [3 definitions]
krill tiny, shrimp-like crustaceans that feed on plankton and are in turn fed on by whales, seals, squid, sharks, and other sea animal species.
krimmer a gray, curly fur made from the pelts of lambs of the Crimean region.
kris a short, double-edged Malayan dagger, usu. having a wavy blade.