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german Idioms & Phrases


Brother german

  • . See Brother german.
Webster 1913

cousin-german

  • noun the child of your aunt or uncle
    cousin; first cousin; full cousin.
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Cous"in-ger"man noun
Etymology
Cousin + german closely akin.
Definitions
  1. A first cousin. See Note under Cousin, 1.
Webster 1913

Cousins german

  • . See the Note under Cousin.
Webster 1913

east german

  • noun a native or inhabitant of the former republic of East Germany
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of East Germany
    • East German spies
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german american

  • noun an American who was born in Germany or whose ancestors were German
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German Baptists

  • . See Dunker.
Webster 1913

german bee

  • noun dark-colored ill-tempered honeybee supposedly of German origin
    black bee.
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German bit

  • a wood-boring tool, having a long elliptical pod and a scew point.
Webster 1913

german capital

  • noun capital of Germany located in eastern Germany
    Berlin.
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German carp

  • (Zoöl.), the crucian carp.
Webster 1913

german chamomile

  • noun annual Eurasian herb similar in fragrance and medicinal uses to chamomile though taste is more bitter and effect is considered inferior
    sweet false chamomile; wild chamomile; Matricaria recutita; Matricaria chamomilla.
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german cockroach

  • noun small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest
    Croton bug; Blattella germanica; crotonbug; water bug.
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german democratic republic

  • noun a republic in north central Europe on the Baltic; established by the Soviet Union in 1954; reunified with West Germany in 1990
    East Germany.
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german iris

  • noun iris of northern Italy having deep blue-purple flowers; similar to but smaller than Iris germanica
    Iris kochii.
  • noun a large iris with purple or white flowers, native to central and southern Europe
    Iris germanica.
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german ivy

  • noun South African succulent evergreen twining climber with yellow flowers grown primarily as a houseplant for its foliage; sometimes placed in genus Senecio
    Delairea odorata; Senecio milkanioides.
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german language

  • noun the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
    German; German language.
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german lesson

  • noun instruction in the German language
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german luftwaffe

  • noun the German airforce
    Luftwaffe.
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german mark

  • noun formerly the basic unit of money in Germany
    Deutschmark; Deutsche Mark; mark.
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german measles

  • noun a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester
    three-day measles; rubella; epidemic roseola.
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German millet

  • noun millet having yellow grains in large drooping spikes
    golden wonder millet; Setaria italica stramineofructa.
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  • (Bot.), a kind of millet (Setaria Italica, var.), whose seed is sometimes used for food.
Webster 1913

german monetary unit

  • noun monetary unit in Germany
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german nazi

  • noun a German member of Adolf Hitler's political party
    Nazi.
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german pancake

  • noun puffy mildly sweet lemon-flavored egg mixture sprinkled with confectioners' sugar and served with jam or a wine or fruit sauce
    pfannkuchen.
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German paste

  • a prepared food for caged birds.
Webster 1913

german police dog

  • noun breed of large shepherd dogs used in police work and as a guide for the blind
    German shepherd; German police dog; alsatian.
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German process

  • (Metal.), the process of reducing copper ore in a blast furnace, after roasting, if necessary. Raymond.
Webster 1913

german rampion

  • noun a coarse biennial of eastern North America with yellow flowers that open in the evening; naturalized in Europe
    Oenothera biennis; common evening primrose.
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German sarsaparilla

  • a substitute for sarsaparilla extract.
Webster 1913

German sausage

  • a polony, or gut stuffed with meat partly cooked.
Webster 1913

german shepherd

  • noun breed of large shepherd dogs used in police work and as a guide for the blind
    German shepherd; German police dog; alsatian.
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german shepherd dog

  • noun breed of large shepherd dogs used in police work and as a guide for the blind
    German shepherd; German police dog; alsatian.
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german short-haired pointer

  • noun liver or liver-and-white hunting dog developed in Germany; 3/4 pointer and 1/4 bloodhound
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German silver

  • noun a silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel
    nickel silver.
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  • (Chem.), a silver-white alloy, hard and tough, but malleable and ductile, and quite permanent in the air. It contains nickel, copper, and zinc in varying proportions, and was originally made from old copper slag at Henneberg. A small amount of iron is sometimes added to make it whiter and harder. It is essentially identical with the Chinese alloy packfong. It was formerly much used for tableware, knife handles, frames, cases, bearings of machinery, etc., but is now largely superseded by other white alloys.
Webster 1913

German steel

  • (Metal.), a metal made from bog iron ore in a forge, with charcoal for fuel.
Webster 1913

german tamarisk

  • noun Eurasian shrub resembling the tamarisk
    false tamarisk; Myricaria germanica.
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German text

  • (Typog.), a character resembling modern German type, used in English printing for ornamental headings, etc., as in the words, This line is German Text.
Webster 1913

German tinder

  • . See Amadou.
Webster 1913

german-american

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of German Americans
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german-speaking

  • adjective satellite able to communicate in German
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High German

  • noun the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
    German; German language.
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  • the Teutonic dialect of Upper or Southern Germany, comprising Old High German, used from the 8th to the 11th century; Middle H. G., from the 12th to the 15th century; and Modern or New H. G., the language of Luther's Bible version and of modern German literature. The dialects of Central Germany, the basis of the modern literary language, are often called Middle German, and the Southern German dialects Upper German; but High German is also used to cover both groups.
Webster 1913

king of the germans

  • noun the sovereign ruler of the Germans
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louis the german

  • noun king of France and Germany (846-879)
    Louis II; Louis le Begue; Louis the Stammerer.
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Low German

  • noun a German dialect spoken in northern Germany
    Plattdeutsch.
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  • the language of Northern Germany and the Netherlands, including Friesic; Anglo-Saxon or Saxon; Old Saxon; Dutch or Low Dutch, with its dialect, Flemish; and Plattdeutsch (called also Low German), spoken in many dialects.
Webster 1913

middle high german

  • noun High German from 1100 to 1500
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middle low german

  • noun Low German from 1100 to 1500
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national socialist german workers' party

  • noun the political party founded in Germany in 1919 and brought to power by Hitler in 1933
    Nazi Party.
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old high german

  • noun High German prior to 1200
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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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