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italian Idioms & Phrases


italian bee

  • noun yellowish honeybee resembling the Carniolan bee in its habits
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italian bread

  • noun unsweetened yeast-raised bread made without shortening and baked in long thick loaves with tapered ends
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italian capital

  • noun capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
    capital of Italy; Rome; Eternal City; Roma.
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Italian cloth

  • a light material of cotton and worsted; called also farmer's satin.
Webster 1913

italian clover

  • noun southern European annual with spiky heads of crimson flower; extensively cultivated in United States for forage
    Trifolium incarnatum; crimson clover.
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italian cypress

  • noun tall Eurasian cypress with thin grey bark and ascending branches
    Cupressus sempervirens; Mediterranean cypress.
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italian dressing

  • noun a vinaigrette with garlic and herbs: oregano and basil and dill
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italian greyhound

  • noun a toy dog developed from the greyhound
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italian honeysuckle

  • noun deciduous climbing shrub with fragrant yellow-white flowers in axillary whorls
    Italian honeysuckle; Lonicera caprifolium.
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Italian iron

  • a heater for fluting frills.
Webster 1913

Italian juice

  • Calabrian liquorice.
Webster 1913

italian lira

  • noun formerly the basic unit of money in Italy; equal to 100 centesimi
    lira.
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italian millet

  • noun coarse drought-resistant annual grass grown for grain, hay, and forage in Europe and Asia and chiefly for forage and hay in United States
    foxtail millet; Setaria italica; Hungarian grass.
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italian monetary unit

  • noun monetary unit in Italy
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italian parsley

  • noun a variety of parsley having flat leaves
    flat-leaf parsley; Petroselinum crispum neapolitanum.
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italian peninsula

  • noun a boot-shaped peninsula in southern Europe extending into the Mediterranean Sea
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italian region

  • noun Italy is divided into 20 regions for administrative purposes
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italian renaissance

  • noun the early period when Italy was the center of the Renaissance
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italian republic

  • noun a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
    Italia; Italy.
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italian rice

  • noun rice cooked with broth and sprinkled with grated cheese
    risotto.
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italian rye

  • noun European grass much used for hay and in United States also for turf and green manure
    Italian rye; Lolium multiflorum.
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italian ryegrass

  • noun European grass much used for hay and in United States also for turf and green manure
    Italian rye; Lolium multiflorum.
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italian sandwich

  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    wedge; bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; submarine; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; hoagy; submarine sandwich.
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italian sonnet

  • noun a sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd
    Petrarchan sonnet.
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italian vegetable marrow

  • noun squash plant having dark green fruit with skin mottled with light green or yellow
    cocozelle.
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italian vermouth

  • noun sweet dark amber variety
    sweet vermouth.
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italian woodbine

  • noun deciduous climbing shrub with fragrant yellow-white flowers in axillary whorls
    Italian honeysuckle; Lonicera caprifolium.
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italian-speaking

  • adjective satellite able to communicate in Italian
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old italian

  • noun the Italian language up to the middle of the 16th century
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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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