from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A colorless crystalline compound, C27H44O, found in fish-liver oils, irradiated milk, and all irradiated animal foodstuffs. It has essentially the same biological activity as vitamin D2. Also called cholecalciferol.


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  • The neat, fresh-looking juveniles are usually not seen until September, but August is often the peak month for sightings of adult birds.

    Weatherwatch: Early autumn bird migration

  • Not only is Matthew Amendt very young—this is his second season with the festival—but most of the other parts are played by similarly fresh-looking faces, and Mr. O'Brien underlines their youth by accompanying the show with thunderous heavy-metal rock plus a regal-sounding fanfare borrowed from William Schuman's "George Washington Bridge".

    He's a Young Prince in a Jam

  • You can throw some leaves over the fresh-looking scrapes and check them in a day or two to find out whether he's hitting them multiple times or not.

    So I did not see anything in the woods I was hunting today, but on the way out we walked a trail for horses that we can hunt.

  • Still, the woman's hair was fresh-looking and cared for, a pretty auburn color.

    Real Estate

  • This tall, spiky plant has mottled yellow-and-green leaves that are colorful and fresh-looking all summer.

    10 Lessons, Learned the Hard Way

  • The green and white one is so fresh-looking, and the daffodils made me grin.

    Spring Sweets

  • Tally realized that the non-Crims all had flash tattoos on their faces, fresh-looking surge that glistened in the rain.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Though small, it nestles in a neat and clean yard blooming with little herb and flower gardens, and the white paint on the house and its picket fence is smart and fresh-looking, or at least it is in sunlight.

    The Secret of the Sealed Room

  • In the market, look for crisp, unblemished bulbs and stalks and fresh-looking fronds.


  • Another piece of the Beatles puzzle who I had to sweet-talk into speaking with me on the record, Dick Rowe, is a classic Midpointer: clear skin covered with seeming buckets of fresh-looking blood, incessant floating, eyes overflowing with blue tears.



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