Definitions

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  • noun obsolete The rhinoceros.

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  • noun obsolete The rhinoceros.

Etymologies

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From Portuguese abada ‘female rhinoceros’, perhaps from Malay.

Examples

  • They 40-year-old actor and 51-year-old entertainer both wore the box's 'abada' - an official T-shirt needed for entry which each guest traditionally re-stylizes in their own taste.

    The Velvet Hot Tub | Freshest Stories

  • They 40-year-old actor and 51-year-old entertainer both wore the box's 'abada' - an official T-shirt needed for entry which each guest traditionally re-stylizes in their own taste.

    The Velvet Hot Tub | Freshest Stories

  • They 40-year-old actor and 51-year-old entertainer both wore the box's 'abada' - an official T-shirt needed for entry which each guest traditionally re-stylizes in their own taste.

    The Velvet Hot Tub | Freshest Stories

  • They 40-year-old actor and 51-year-old entertainer both wore the box's 'abada' - an official T-shirt needed for entry which each guest traditionally re-stylizes in their own taste.

    The Velvet Hot Tub | Freshest Stories

  • They 40-year-old actor and 51-year-old entertainer both wore the box's 'abada' - an official T-shirt needed for entry which each guest traditionally re-stylizes in their own taste.

    The Velvet Hot Tub | Freshest Stories

  • To get close to the action, revellers pay anywhere from 200 reais to 2,500 reais for an "abada," a colour-coded sleeveless shirt that serves as a pass to follow a given band through the streets.

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  • To get close to the action, revellers pay anywhere from 200 reais to 2,500 reais for an "abada," a colour-coded sleeveless shirt that serves as a pass to follow a given band through the streets.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • Driving her tea pot car over a cliff and she bounces out of it and lands arss first on top of the spines of a arizona cactus. abada abbada thats all folks.

    Steve Bell on Sarah Palin's 'blood libel'

  • Like the NARWHAL, the abada was avidly hunted during the fifteenth century and later.

    01 « September « 2009 « Fantasy Author's Handbook

  • Like the NARWHAL, the abada was avidly hunted during the fifteenth century and later.

    BOOKS FOR FANTASY AUTHORS I: MEDIEVAL WORDBOOK « Fantasy Author's Handbook

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  • Rhinoceros.

    April 15, 2008

  • I like it.

    March 13, 2009

  • Not quite a palindrome, but the halves of this word are nearly a mirror-image on either side of the internal "a".

    March 23, 2011