from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of natural.
  • In. heraldry, same as proper.
  • n. One's own individual nature.


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  • Trin takes issue with other IBTP commenters who suggest photos of Mullins in SI would be better if she were au naturel, that is sans prosthetics: Heaven forbid your assistive technology make you hot.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Brandon is an ardent fan of the "naturel" variety, as well as a concoction called the "pear sparkle," a fizzy, not-too-sweet blend of champagne and one of the vineyard's seasonal fruit wine s.


  • Will women finally believe that can go "au naturel" at no cost?

    Pamela Tom: Go Gray and Go for Broke

  • After showing off her hirsute gams on last year's Golden Globes red carpet -- and openly talking about her shaving habits or lack thereof -- Mo'Nique appeared to have changed her mind about going au naturel.

    PHOTOS: Mo'Nique Shaves Her Legs?

  • Essai de zoogéographie d'un milieu naturel protégé, le parc national de la Comoé.

    Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire

  • So to voluntarily invite a proponent of an au naturel birth into my delivery room felt downright risky.

    Times Two

  • At the same time, more recognition of organic or biodynamic principles behind top European imports (i.e. DRC) and an obvious interest from the wine intelligentsia in vin naturel as well.

    Is there an eco-certification premium but an eco-label discount? | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • But the thin slanting rays of early evening did catch the flash of the girls 'ivory bodies descending to the water where they gaily kicked through the surf froth and dove au naturel into the all-concealing southern sea.

    Mexico's endless Pacific beach: sun, surf, sand, seafood and solitude

  • Another devious method of disguise is the principle of neglect: whereas some are painted a bright colour, many others are simply left au naturel, ensuring that they blend in well with the pavement to deceive even the most alert motorist.

    Free riding the roads of Mexico

  • But then the protesters weren't from Unison, or the NUT, they were some nice ladies from Top Sante magazine who had decided to take to the streets to exhort women to give up their Brazilians and go au naturel.

    If you want to bag a royal, study Botticelli | Carole Cadwalladr


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