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tuff a kind of rock formed by the compacting of volcanic ash of varying coarseness.
tuffet a tuft of grass. [2 definitions]
tuft a cluster or clump of long strands that are attached at one end and loose at the other, as of yarn, hair, or grass. [8 definitions]
tug to pull at strongly or forcibly. [9 definitions]
tugboat a small but powerful boat used to guide, push, or tow larger vessels, esp. into and out of harbors.
tug of war a contest of strength between two teams pulling on opposite ends of a rope, each trying to pull the other across a central line. [2 definitions]
tugrik the chief monetary unit of Mongolia, equaling one hundred mongo.
tui a dark bluish to black bird of New Zealand that has a patch of white feathers on each side of the throat, and is able to mimic human speech.
tuition the charge for instruction at a college, private school, or the like. [2 definitions]
tuk-tuk a small, three-wheeled, motorized vehicle used as a taxi. A tuk-tuk is typically open-sided.
tularemia a contagious plaguelike disease involving fever and swelling of the lymph nodes, found esp. among rabbits, squirrels, and the like, and sometimes transmitted to humans; rabbit fever.
tulip a cultivated plant that grows from a bulb and bears large lance-shaped leaves and large brightly-colored, cup-shaped flowers. [2 definitions]
tulip tree a North American tree, related to magnolias, that bears tuliplike flowers and has wood that is used in furniture.
tulipwood the light soft wood of the tulip tree. [2 definitions]
tulle a thin, netlike cloth of silk, rayon, nylon, or acetate, used esp. for veils, evening gowns, and ballet costumes.
tumble to roll end over end while falling, as over an object, or while in flight. [16 definitions]
tumblebug any of several dung beetles that roll balls of manure in which their eggs are deposited and the young develop.
tumble-down dilapidated or rickety, as if ready to fall apart.
tumbler a drinking glass that has a flat bottom and does not have a handle or stem. [5 definitions]
tumbleweed any of various plants whose rounded, branched tops break off in autumn and are rolled about by the wind.
tumbrel a two-wheeled dump cart, esp. one used by farmers to carry dung. [2 definitions]