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(Encyclopedia) J, 10th letter of the alphabet, a Western European medieval development of I, with which it was formerly quite interchangeable in writing. It is pronounced as a consonant in English?

Latin Monetary Union

(Encyclopedia) Latin Monetary Union. In 1865, France, Belgium, Italy, and Switzerland (joined in 1868 by Greece) agreed to regulate their national currencies on a uniform basis, thus making it freely?


(Encyclopedia) module. 1 Term derived from the Latin modulus, a unit of measure in classical architecture equal to half the diameter of a column at its base. This unit was used in proportioning the?


(Encyclopedia) huckleberry, any plant of the genus Gaylussacia, shrubs of the family Ericaceae (heath family), native to North and South America. The box huckleberry (G. brachycera) of E North?

dogtooth violet

(Encyclopedia) dogtooth violet, originally a name for the Old World plant Erythronium denscanis, now applied also to several North American species of the same genus of the family Liliaceae (lily?


(Encyclopedia) repartimiento r?prt?my?nt?, in Spanish colonial practice, usually, the distribution of indigenous people for forced labor. In a broader sense it referred to any official distribution?

Hawaii, University of

(Encyclopedia) Hawaii, University of, at Honolulu (Manoa Campus), Hilo, and Pearl City (West Oahu Campus) with additional community college campuses; land-grant and state supported; coeducational;?


(Encyclopedia) marjoram or sweet marjorammrj?r?m, Old World perennial aromatic herb (Marjorana hortensis) of the family Labiatae (mint family), cultivated in gardens for flavoring. The tops yield?

Cruyff, Johan

(Encyclopedia) Cruyff, Johan, 1947?2016, Dutch soccer player. He played forward (1964?73) for the Dutch League's Amsterdam Ajax team, assuming a key role in their six league championships, four?