from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of beetles of the family Silphidæ.


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  • animals whose feet are not visible; also one of the rare seven-letter words whose letters are in alphabetical order.

    December 5, 2008

  • Neat. mollusque must have a list for that somewhere.

    December 5, 2008

  • I think the class of animals who never appear in public without footwear is pretty remarkable.

    December 5, 2008

  • My adelops likes to eat billowy aegilops.

    December 5, 2008

  • Perhaps they are even-toed ungulates trying to pass as odd-toed ungulates, or vice versa.

    December 5, 2008

  • From where I'm sitting, you're all adelops.

    December 5, 2008

  • *showing feet*

    Oh yeah??

    December 5, 2008

  • What if it's just the pronunciation of antelopes by someone who has a terrible headcold?

    August 1, 2009

  • Sounds like a ditzy rabbit to me...

    August 1, 2009