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15 Thanksgiving English Words To Know

15 Thanksgiving English Words To Know

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1. Acorns – (noun) the fruit of the oak, a smooth oval nut in a rough cuplike base.


2. Autumn – (noun) the third season of the year, when crops and fruits are gathered and leaves fall, in the northern hemisphere from September to November and in the southern hemisphere from March to May.


3. Carve – (verb) cut (a hard material) in order to produce an aesthetically pleasing object or design; cut (cooked meat) into slices for eating.


4. Cider – (noun) an alcoholic drink made from fermented crushed fruit, typically apples.

apple cider

5. Cornucopia – (noun) a symbol of plenty consisting of a goat’s horn overflowing with flowers, fruit, and corn.


6. Cranberry Sauce – (noun) a jellied sauce made from cranberries, a traditional accompaniment to turkey.


7. Feast – (noun) a large meal, typically one in celebration of something; (verb) eat and drink sumptuously.


8. Gobble – (verb) to eat (something) hurriedly and noisily; Also:

– use a large amount of (something) very quickly.

   “these old houses just gobble up money”

– (of a large organization or other body) incorporate or take over (a smaller one).

   “he amassed his packaging empire by gobbling up National Can Corporation”


9. Gravy – (noun) the fat and juices exuding from meat during cooking.


10. Harvest – (noun) the process or period of gathering in crops.; (verb) gather (a crop) as a harvest.


11. Pumpkin – (noun) a large rounded orange-yellow fruit with a thick rind, edible flesh, and many seeds.


12. Stuffing – (noun) a mixture used to stuff poultry or meat before cooking; padding used to stuff cushions, furniture, or soft toys.


13. Turkey – (noun) a large mainly domesticated game bird native to North America, having a bald head and (in the male) red wattles. It is prized as food, especially on festive occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.


14. Turkey Day or Cranberry Day – (noun) refers to Thanksgiving (informal).


15. Yams – (noun) the edible starchy tuber of a climbing plant, widely distributed in tropical and subtropical countries. Also known as sweet potato.



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diciembre 1, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Love this! Makes me miss all things about Fall in the US : )


diciembre 1, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Great list! Perhaps a 16th could be American Football. I love the Thanksgiving day games.


diciembre 2, 2014 at 11:32 am

That’s a fantastic suggestion! Maybe we’ll do a post just on Football for the Playoffs!

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