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D-Day
In U.S. military history, any designated day for the commencement of a major operation.
Da Nang
Seaport city (pop., 2003 est.: 590,800), central Vietnam.
Da Ponte, Lorenzo
Italian poet and librettist.
da Sangallo the Younger, Antonio (Giamberti)
Italian architect.
Da Yu
One of China's three legendary emperors, supposed founder of the Xia dynasty.
dabbling duck
Any of about 43 species (tribe Anatini; including 38 species in genus Anas) of ducks found worldwide, chiefly on inland waters and most commonly in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
D​a​browska, Maria
Polish writer and literary critic.
dace
Any of various small, slim, active freshwater fishes of the carp family (Cyprinidae).
Dachau
First Nazi concentration camp in Germany, established in 1933.
dachshund
Dog breed of hound and terrier ancestry developed in Germany to pursue badgers (German, Dachs) into their burrows.
Dacia
Ancient country, central Europe.
Dada
Nihilistic movement in the arts.
Daddi, Bernardo
Italian painter.
daddy longlegs
Any of the 3,400 arachnid species constituting the order Opiliones.
dado
In Classical architecture, the plain portion of the pedestal of a column, between the base and the cornice (or cap).
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Union territory (pop., 2001 prelim.: 220,451), western India.
Daedalic sculpture
Type of figurative sculpture attributed by later Greeks to the legendary Greek artist Daedalus (Daidalos), associated with Bronze Age Crete and early Archaic sculpture in Greece.
Daedalus
In Greek mythology, a brilliant architect, sculptor, and inventor.
daffodil
Bulb-forming flowering plant (Narcissus pseudonarcissus), also called common daffodil or trumpet narcissus, native to northern Europe and widely cultivated there and in North America.
Dagan
West Semitic god of crop fertility, father of Baal.
Dagda
In Irish mythology, a leader of the mythical Tuatha Dé Danann and father of the three Brigits and of Maponos.
Dagobert I
Last Frankish king of the Merovingian dynasty to rule a politically united realm.
Daguerre, Louis-Jacques-Mandé
French inventor.
daguerreotype
First successful form of photography.
Dahl, Roald
British writer.
dahlia
Any of the 12–20 species of tuberous-rooted herbaceous plants that make up the genus Dahlia, in the composite family, native to higher elevations of Mexico and Central America.
Dahmer, Jeffrey
U.S. serial killer.
Dahomey kingdom
Western African kingdom that flourished in the 18th–19th century in what is now central Benin.
Dahsh​u​r
Ancient pyramid site, northern Egypt.
Daigak Guksa
Korean Buddhist priest and introducer of Ch'​o​nt'ae (Chinese Tiantai) Buddhism to Korea.
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