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early bird

  • noun a person who arrives early before others do
  • noun a person who gets up very early in the morning
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early childhood

  • noun the early stage of growth or development
    babyhood; infancy.
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early coral root

  • noun plant having clumps of nearly leafless pale yellowish to greenish stems bearing similarly colored flowers with white lower lips; northern New Mexico north through South Dakota and Washington to Alaska
    Corallorhiza trifida; pale coral root.
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early days

  • noun an early period of development
    youth.
    • during the youth of the project
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Early English

  • (Philol.) See the Note under English.
Webster 1913

Early English architecture

  • the first of the pointed or Gothic styles used in England, succeeding the Norman style in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Webster 1913

early morel

  • noun resembles a thimble on a finger; the surface of the fertile portion is folded into wrinkles that extend from the top down; fruiting begins in spring before the leaves are out on the trees
    Verpa bohemica.
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early on

  • adverb during an early stage
    early.
    • early on in her career
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early purple orchid

  • noun Eurasian orchid with showy pink or purple flowers in a loose spike
    male orchis; Orchis mascula.
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early spider orchid

  • noun spring-blooming spider orchid having a flower with yellow or green or pink sepals and a broad brown velvety lip
    Ophrys sphegodes.
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early wake-robin

  • noun a low perennial white-flowered trillium found in the southeastern United States
    dwarf-white trillium; snow trillium.
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early warning radar

  • noun a radar that is part of an early warning system
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early warning system

  • noun a network of radar installations designed to detect enemy missiles or aircraft while there is still time to intercept them
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early winter cress

  • noun of southwestern Europe; cultivated in Florida
    American watercress; Barbarea verna; American cress; Belle Isle cress; Barbarea praecox; land cress.
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early-blooming

  • adjective satellite of plants that bloom during the spring
    spring-blooming; late-spring-blooming; early-blooming; spring-flowering.
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early-flowering

  • adjective satellite of plants that bloom during the spring
    spring-blooming; late-spring-blooming; early-blooming; spring-flowering.
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early-morning hour

  • noun an hour early in the morning
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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