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Nature Words connected with
 

At home equally on land or in water

amphibious

Living or going in flocks or herds

gregarious


The dormant condition in which plants and animals pass the winter

hibernation

(Trees) which lose the leaves annually

deciduous

A cud chewing animal, e.g. the cow

ruminant

A gnawing animal, e.g. the rat

rodent

A four-footed animal

quadruped


Animals which carry their young in a pouch,e.g. kangaroo

marsupials

Soil composed largely of decayed vegetable matter

humus

Soil washed down and carried away by rivers

alluvium

A preparation for killing insects

insecticide

A plant or animal growing on another

parasite

Lasting for a single year or season

annual

Lasting for two years

biennial

Living for many years

perennial


That part of the seed which develops into the plant

embryo, germ

The part of the embryo which forms the root

radicle

The part of the embryo which forms the stem

plumule

The process by which the baby plant begins to grow

germination

The process by which plants give off excess water through their leaves

transpiration

The process by which plants manufacture food

assimilation

The process by means of which plants and animals breathe

respiration

The process by which plants take up mineral salts in solution through their roots

absorption

Tiny openings on the under surface of leaves through which the plant breathes

stomata

A slimy substance between the wood and bark of a stem

cambium

The green colouring matter in the leaves of plants

chlorophyll

Two leaf-like appendages at the base of some leaves

stipules

A spiral shoot of a plant which winds itself round another body for support

tendrils

The process by which polen dust is transferred from the stamen to the pistil

pollination

The entrance of the pollen grains into the ovules in the ovary

fertilization

An instrument for making holes in the soil for seeds or seedlings

dibble

One who studies plant and animal life

naturalist

The parts of an animal killed for food which are unfit for use

offal

Rock taken from the earth from which metal is extracted

ore

The track of a wild animal

spoor

The meat of deer

venison

The flesh of sheep

mutton

A cluster of flowers on a branch

inflorescence

The seed-leaves of the embryo

cotyledon

Plants with one seed leaf, e.g. corn

mono-cotyledonous

Plants with two seed leaves, e.g. lime

di- cotyledonous

A thick underground stem

rhizome

Animals with backbone

vertebrates

Animals without backbone

invertebrates

The inside of a nut

kernel

The central or innermost part of a fruit

core

The animals peculiar to a certain region

fauna

The plants and vegetation peculiar to a certain region

flora

The last stage through which an insect passes before it becomes a perfect insect

chrysalis

Absence of rain for a long time

drought

To supply land with water by artificial means

irrigate

The feelers of an insect

antennae

The dead skin cast oil by a snake

slough

 
 

Nature Words alphabetical

 

The process by which plants take up mineral salts in solution through their roots

absorption

Soil washed down and carried away by rivers

alluvium

At home equally on land or in water

amphibious

Lasting for a single year or season

annual

The feelers of an insect

antennae

The process by which plants manufacture food

assimilation

Lasting for two years

biennial

A slimy substance between the wood and bark of a stem

cambium

The green colouring matter in the leaves of plants

chlorophyll

The last stage through which an insect passes before it becomes a perfect insect

chrysalis

The central or innermost part of a fruit

core

The seed-leaves of the embryo

cotyledon

(Trees) which lose the leaves annually

deciduous

Plants with two seed leaves, e.g. lime

di- cotyledonous

An instrument for making holes in the soil for seeds or seedlings

dibble

Absence of rain for a long time

drought

That part of the seed which develops into the plant

embryo, germ

The animals peculiar to a certain region

fauna

The entrance of the pollen grains into the ovules in the ovary

fertilization

The plants and vegetation peculiar to a certain region

flora

The process by which the baby plant begins to grow

germination

Living or going in flocks or herds

gregarious


The dormant condition in which plants and animals pass the winter

hibernation

Soil composed largely of decayed vegetable matter

humus

A cluster of flowers on a branch

inflorescence

A preparation for killing insects

insecticide

Animals without backbone

invertebrates

To supply land with water by artificial means

irrigate

The inside of a nut

kernel

Animals which carry their young in a pouch,e.g. kangaroo

marsupials

Plants with one seed leaf, e.g. corn

mono-cotyledonous

The flesh of sheep

mutton

One who studies plant and animal life

naturalist

The parts of an animal killed for food which are unfit for use

offal

Rock taken from the earth from which metal is extracted

ore

A plant or animal growing on another

parasite

Living for many years

perennial


The part of the embryo which forms the stem

plumule

The process by which polen dust is transferred from the stamen to the pistil

pollination

A four-footed animal

quadruped


The part of the embryo which forms the root

radicle

The process by means of which plants and animals breathe

respiration

A thick underground stem

rhizome

A gnawing animal, e.g. the rat

rodent

A cud chewing animal, e.g. the cow

ruminant

The dead skin cast oil by a snake

slough

The track of a wild animal

spoor

Two leaf-like appendages at the base of some leaves

stipules

Tiny openings on the under surface of leaves through which the plant breathes

stomata

A spiral shoot of a plant which winds itself round another body for support

tendrils

The process by which plants give off excess water through their leaves

transpiration

The meat of deer

venison

Animals with backbone

vertebrates

 

 

 

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Explanation for Student Compendium
File Includes
A shortened form of a word or phrase.
ANU - Australian National University
An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letter (or first few letters) of each word in a phrase or title. Sometimes, the newly combined letters create a new word that becomes a part of everyday language. An example of this is the acronym radar. Also includes Mnemonics
a word naming an attribute of a noun, such as sweet, red, or technical. Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal

Types of animals, Sounds the make, Where do they live, Collective names of animals

Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia, names = Bull - is called a heifer

a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g. bad - good ).

Opposites = Absent - present

Big_Words for small
Small word with big word alternative
Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious

A feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them

A partner in crime - accomplice

Words pertaining to the church

A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle

Similar sounding words with different meanings also Homonyms

Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance.

All about communication see also A History of Communication
All computer terms (ASCII, Binary, Unicode)

Names given to certain towns or countries includes facts about climate

Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain

Words pertaining to death

Occurring after death - posthumous

A diminutive person is short and small. A diminutive wordis a "cute" version of a word or name: for example, "duckling" is a diminutive of "duck" and Billy is a diminutive form of the name William

Cask - casket   

Famous world discoveries of countries continents, includes Australian discoverers

Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908

Explanation of a word, words in literal expressions denote what they mean according to common or dictionary usage

Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.

Gender list of male female

Actor - Actress

Countries of the world and Geographical facts

The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.

List of gods and goddesses

War - Mars

Australian and UK government with words denoting government

Australian Government

Explains grammar syntax and verbs adjectives nouns etc.

Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.

The art of living together includes senses, elements, cardinal numbers, cardinal virtues

THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others

Alphabetical list of the most important inventions

Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens

List of kings and queens of Britain with facts and information

EGBERT 827 - 839

Practical list of  words explained in a sentence or phrase

A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary

Words pertaining to marriage included anniversary gifts

A hater of marriage - misogamist

Medical terms in use today

A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic

Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated

Sounds that things make, description of various venues or habitats, special calendar dates, Aussie slang words, Mnemonics

All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.

Names of persons or things, occupations, and a description of word meanings i.e. Terrestrial = Earth

Various names explained Bird of night - Owl

Words connected to nature

A four-footed animal - quadruped

a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal

That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable

Explanation of nouns, COMMON Nouns, PROPER Nouns, COLLECTIVE  Nouns and ABSTRACT Nouns.

sit - seat (when to use Nouns)

Numbers of animals things i.e. A number of Cattle = herd

A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul

a person or thing that is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else.

Unable to read - il-literate

Special days, Aussies slang and any other items not covered in this list

Any other items that might be of interest

List of Patron Saints

St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland

Noctiphobia - Fear of the night

A list of places A place where bees are kept = apiary

A place where fishes are kept - aquarium

The case which is used to show possession is called the possessive case or genitive case. In case of nouns, an apostrophe is used to show it.

Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor

All Prefixes

List of various professions

The commander of a fleet - Admiral

Famous proverbs A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

A bad beginning makes a good ending.

Serious Quotes and some Witty funny one liners

Someone has glued my pack of cards together...I cannot deal with it!

Famous sayings

as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.

List of words used in Science or Art

An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph

Explanation of scientific items like barometer

The science of land management - agronomics

The seven wonders of the ancient world with explanations

The Pyramids of Egypt

Words to use as a Simile which is a phrase that describes one thing in terms of another.  A simile usually begins with like or as.

Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt

List of words or phrases that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another 

abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.

Understanding words, Incorrect Use of Words,

Thesaurus of Words
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Thesaurus - abandon = abandoned, abandoning, abandonment, abandons affluent =having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value,words explained and incorrect use of words

The floor was dirt.  Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." 

Words used in war

Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents

Anniversary dates and wedding information

Words shown in noun or verb

strong - strengthen

Signs of the Zodiac

Please note there are some excellent links to assist with these pages

see at the end for the links for further information. 

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