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春天 Spring - I

baby animals
bloom the flower of a plant.
bunny a rabbit, especially a small or young one.
butterfly any of numerous diurnal insects of the order Lepidoptera, characterized by clubbed antennae, a slender body, and large, broad, often conspicuously marked wings.
hatch to bring forth (young) from the egg.
kid (baby goat)
rebirth a new or second birth. a renewed existence, activity, or growth; renaissance or revival
robin any of several small Old World birds having a red or reddish breast, especially Erithacus rubecula, of Europe.
showers a brief fall of rain or, sometimes, of hail or snow.
spring break a vacation from school or college during the spring term, lasting about a week.
sunshine the shining of the sun; direct light of the sun.
thaw to pass or change from a frozen to a liquid or semiliquid state; melt.
umbrella a light, small, portable, usually circular cover for protection from rain or sun, consisting of a fabric held on a collapsible frame of thin ribs radiating from the top of a carrying stick or handle.

春天 Spring - II

blossom the flower of a plant, especially of one producing an edible fruit. to produce or yield blossoms.
bud a small axillary or terminal protuberance on a plant, containing rudimentary foliage (leaf bud) the rudimentary inflorescence (flower bud) or both (mixed bud)
bulbs a usually subterranean and often globular bud having fleshy leaves emergent at the top and a stem reduced to a flat disk, rooting from the underside, as in the onion and lily. a plant growing from such a bud.
crocus any of the small, bulbous plants of the genus Crocus, of the iris family, cultivated for their showy, solitary flowers, which are among the first to bloom in the spring.
Easter an annual Christian festival in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox, as calculated according to tables based in Western churches on the Gregorian calendar and in Orthodox churches on the Julian calendar.
foala young horse, mule, or related animal, especially one that is not yet one year of age.
life cycle
puddles a small pool of water, as of rainwater on the ground.
slicker a long, loose oilskin raincoat.
snowdrop any of several early-blooming bulbous plants belonging to the genus Galanthus, of the amaryllis family, native to Eurasia, especially G. nivalis, having drooping white flowers with green markings.
spring cleaning a complete cleaning of a place, as a home, done traditionally in the spring of the year. the activity of giving a place a complete cleaning
sprout to begin to grow; shoot forth, as a plant from a seed.
tadpole the aquatic larva or immature form of frogs and toads, especially after the development of the internal gills and before the appearance of the forelimbs and the resorption of the tail.
tulip any of various plants belonging to the genus Tulipa, of the lily family, cultivated in many varieties, and having lance-shaped leaves and large, showy, usually erect, cup-shaped or bell-shaped flowers in a variety of colors.
worm any of numerous small creeping animals with more or less slender, elongated bodies, and without limbs or with very short ones, including individuals of widely differing kinds, as earthworms,

春天 Spring - III

daffodil a bulbous plant, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, of the amaryllis family, having solitary, yellow, nodding flowers that bloom in the spring.
galoshes a waterproof overshoe, especially a high one.
hyacinth a bulbous plant, Hyacinthus orientalis, of the lily family, widely cultivated for its cylindrical cluster of fragrant flowers in a variety of colors.
narcissus any bulbous plant belonging to the genus Narcissus, of the amaryllis family, having showy yellow or white flowers with a cup-shaped corona
polliwog a tadpole. the aquatic larva or immature form of frogs and toads, especially after the development of the internal gills and before the appearance of the forelimbs and the resorption of the tail.
vernal equinox Also called vernal point. the position of the sun at the time of the vernal equinox.
equinox the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth and occurring about March 21 (vernal equinox or spring equinox) and September 22 (autumnal equinox)

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