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  • English Word Yakoots Definition (Ethnol.) A nomadic Mongolian tribe native of Northern Siberia, and supposed to be of Turkish stock. They are mainly pastoral in their habits.
  • English Word Yaksha Definition A kind of demigod attendant on Kuvera, the god of wealth.
  • English Word Yalah Definition The oil of the mahwa tree.
  • English Word Yam Definition A large, esculent, farinaceous tuber of various climbing plants of the genus Dioscorea; also, the plants themselves. Mostly natives of warm climates. The plants have netted-veined, petioled leaves, and pods with three broad wings. The commonest species is D. sativa, but several others are cultivated.
  • English Word Yama Definition The king of the infernal regions, corresponding to the Greek Pluto, and also the judge of departed souls. In later times he is more exclusively considered the dire judge of all, and the tormentor of the wicked. He is represented as of a green color, with red garments, having a crown on his head, his eyes inflamed, and sitting on a buffalo, with a club and noose in his hands.
  • English Word Yamma Definition The llama.
  • English Word Yamp Definition An umbelliferous plant (Carum Gairdneri); also, its small fleshy roots, which are eaten by the Indians from Idaho to California.
  • English Word Yang Definition The cry of the wild goose; a honk.
  • English Word Yang Definition To make the cry of the wild goose.
  • English Word Yank Definition A jerk or twitch.
  • English Word Yank Definition To twitch; to jerk.
  • English Word Yank Definition An abbreviation of Yankee.
  • English Word Yanked Definition of Yank
  • English Word Yankee Definition A nickname for a native or citizen of New England, especially one descended from old New England stock; by extension, an inhabitant of the Northern States as distinguished from a Southerner; also, applied sometimes by foreigners to any inhabitant of the United States.
  • English Word Yankee Definition Of or pertaining to a Yankee; characteristic of the Yankees.
  • English Word Yankee-Doodle Definition The name of a tune adopted popularly as one of the national airs of the United States.
  • English Word Yankee-Doodle Definition Humorously, a Yankee.
  • English Word Yankeeism Definition A Yankee idiom, word, custom, or the like.
  • English Word Yanking Definition of Yank
  • English Word Yaourt Definition A fermented drink, or milk beer, made by the Turks.
  • English Word Yap Definition To bark; to yelp.
  • English Word Yap Definition A bark; a yelp.
  • English Word Yapock Definition A South American aquatic opossum (Chironectes variegatus) found in Guiana and Brazil. Its hind feet are webbed, and its fore feet do not have an opposable thumb for climbing. Called also water opossum.
  • English Word Yapon Definition Same as Yaupon.
  • English Word Yarage Definition The power of moving, or being managed, at sea; -- said with reference to a ship.
  • English Word Yard Definition An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of, or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a barnyard.
  • English Word Yard Definition To confine (cattle) to the yard; to shut up, or keep, in a yard; as, to yard cows.
  • English Word Yard Definition An inclosure within which any work or business is carried on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard.
  • English Word Yard Definition A long piece of timber, nearly cylindrical, tapering toward the ends, and designed to support and extend a square sail. A yard is usually hung by the center to the mast. See Illust. of Ship.
  • English Word Yard Definition A measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty-six inches, being the standard of English and American measure.