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atomic mass unit a unit equal to one twelfth of the mass of an atom of the most abundant kind of carbon, equal to 1.6605 times 1024 gram.
basset1 a kind of hound sometimes used in hunting that has long drooping ears, a long body, and short legs.
blade any kind of sword, such as a foil. [1/6 definitions]
bodied having body or a specified kind of body (usu. used in combination).
bull nose a contagious disease in pigs caused by a bacterial infection and marked by a kind of swelling in the snout and mouth that destroys tissue.
bunk1 (informal) any kind of bed. [1/3 definitions]
Chester White a kind of large white hog first bred in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
chigoe a kind of tropical flea, the fertile female of which lives parasitically in the skin of humans and other animals, where she swells with eggs and causes severe irritation and often infection.
congé in architecture, a kind of concave molding. [1/4 definitions]
converter reactor a nuclear reactor that produces less, or a different kind of, fissionable material than it consumes. (Cf. breeder reactor.)
couple two of the same kind of thing or of related things considered together. [1/6 definitions]
dish a certain kind of prepared food. [1/7 definitions]
dry farming a kind of farming practiced in arid regions without irrigation by growing drought-resistant crops or covering them with mulch or other substances to prevent the soil's moisture from evaporating.
embedded of journalists, stationed and traveling with a designated active military unit for the purpose of wartime reporting.
film noir a kind of film, made esp. during the 1940s and 1950s, that depicted a negative, cynical view of life, often focusing on crime and vice in cities.
fractus a kind of ragged cumulus or stratus cloud.
genre painting a kind of painting in which everyday subjects or scenes are treated realistically.
gentian the root of one kind of European yellow gentian or a preparation made from it to serve as an aid to digestion. [1/2 definitions]
gossip any kind of light, frivolous talk; chatter. [1/4 definitions]
grand mal a kind of epilepsy characterized by convulsions and loss of consciousness. (Cf. petit mal).
hat a special kind of head covering worn, often as part of a uniform, in order to display one's rank, position, or occupation. [1/2 definitions]