Language Quiz / Pictured in the Dictionary

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Can you name the words whose illustrations appear first for each letter in Merriam-Webster's dictionary?

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Definition (partial)Word illustratedLetter + enumeration
a maned striped nocturnal mammal of southern and eastern Africa that resembles the hyenasA (8)
any of a genus of large gregarious primates of AfricaB (6)
a tree having small yellowish flowers followed by fleshy pods...used in making cocoa, chocolateC (5)
any of a breed of long-bodied, short-legged dogsD (9)
the characteristic vertebrate organ of hearingE (3)
the front of a buildingF (6)
the vertical triangular end of a building from cornice or eaves to ridgeG (5)
a fine-tooth [tool]...used for cutting hard materials (as metal)H (7)
any of a breed of slender medium-sized hunting dogs developed in the Balearic IslandsI (6 5)
any of a family of usu. iridescent green or bronze insectivorous birds...having a long sharp billJ (7)
[a doll representing] one of the deified ancestral spirits [of]...the Hopi and other Pueblo IndiansK (7)
any of a breed of medium-sized strongly built [dogs]...originating in NewfoundlandL (8 9)
any of a genus of chiefly Asian monkeys typically having a sturdy buildM (7)
Definition (partial)Word illustratedLetter + enumeration
the point of the celestial sphere that is directly opposite the zenithN (5)
any of a genus of trees or shrubs of the beech family that produce acornsO (3)
a large [aquatic animal] of the Mississippi River valley with a long [oar]-shaped snoutP (10)
an arc of 90 degrees that is one quarter of a circleQ (8)
a [part of a framed structure] formed by fitting together...boards or timbers [with channels cut out of their edges]R (6 5)
a wooden shoe worn in various European countriesS (5)
a herald's official cape or coat emblazoned with his lord's armsT (6)
the boss of a shieldU (4)
a drapery hung along the edge of a bed, table, altar, canopy, or shelfV (7)
high waterproof bootsW (6)
a usu. 3-masted Mediterranean sailing shipX (5)
a long-haired wild or domesticated ox of TibetY (3)
any of various breeds of domestic oxen developed in IndiaZ (4)

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