Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Orchidaceae — a group of orchids.
  • proper n. A taxonomic subgenus within the genus Philonesia — a group of snails.

Etymologies

Named to always appear first in alphabetical listings; or alternatively after Pieter van der Aa. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • With about a month between the end of Harvard and his departure for Valencia, Ehrlich had time to refine his Spanish skills, which he last used his freshman year in Spanish Aa.

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  • The condition is believed to be caused by the loss of neurons in the brain due to a process whereby toxic multimers of a small protein called Aa are formed.

    India eNews

  • ABDULLAH 'AA GYM' GYMNASTIAR Indonesian Preacher Abdullah Gymnastiar, more commonly known as Aa Gym (Elder Brother), is Indonesia's most popular preacher.

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  • Imagine the sips of dry sherry that went into finding an opening entry that began with "Aa," — Peter van der Aa, Dutch publisher of Erasmus — or the learned discussion as to whether Pietro Aretino, who published "16 modi, or ways of copulation," with sonnets to match in 1524-25, was truly the pioneer of the dirty book.

    The Bible of Bibliomania

  • Since Word 2003, the "Aa" button (you might be tempted to drink when using Word, so they give you "AA" up front) has been a real help.

    Is That Legal?: A Bleg for Help With MS Word 2003

  • The trick is: click in the troublesome area and THEN click the "Aa" (styles) button.

    Is That Legal?: A Bleg for Help With MS Word 2003

  • In the new panel that opens when you click the "Aa" button, footnotes is highlighted.

    Is That Legal?: A Bleg for Help With MS Word 2003

  • Click the little "Aa" button (top left) when you're clicked on the page inside a footnote.

    Is That Legal?: A Bleg for Help With MS Word 2003

  • 'Aa's feared o' nowt, 'said Geordie,' that's livin ', but when it comes to evil sperrits 'tis the Priest should tackle them.

    Border Ghost Stories

  • Further customizations could be found by clicking the small "Aa" button at the top right area of the window.

    MakeUseOf.com

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  • Scientific name for a genus of orchid that appears first on any list of plant genera, just like those entities in your phone book.

    June 27, 2010