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Words starting with E

Words that start with E

Eight echidnas eat eggs in an elevator.

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Photo of a sunrise

Eis forEast

East is a direction. The sun rises in the east each morning.
Photo of a girl with a basket of eggs

Eis forEaster

Easter is a celebration that happens once a year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Easter usually falls in March or April. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, although modern familes who aren't practicing Christians will use the event to hold a hunt for chocolate or plain Easter eggs with their children.

Eis forEat

You eat food when you put it in your mouth, chew it and then swallow it. People generally cut their food up with a knife and fork before they eat it. You can also eat food with a spoon, chopsticks or your fingers.

Eis forEaten

Eaten is the past tense of eat. Someone has eaten everything that was in this bowl.
Photo of some eaves

Eis forEaves

Eaves are the part of a roof that slightly overhangs the walls of the house. Eaves protect the house from weather. A very wide eave would be called a verandah.
Photo of a carved ebony elephant

Eis forEbony

Scientific name: genus: Diospyros
Ebony is extremely dense, fine-grained black wood. It does not float in water. Ebony is most famously used to make the black keys on a piano.
Photo of an echidna

Eis forEchidna

An echidna, or spiney anteater, is a small, spiney animal found in Australia and New Guinea. They eat mostly ants and termites. Along with the platypus, echidnas are the only animals that lay eggs.
Photo of echinacea flowers
Scientific name: echinacea purpurea or echinacea angustifolia
Echinacea, also called the purple coneflower, is a member of the daisy family. Echinacea has been known for a long time to possess medicinal properties that help ward off the effects of the common cold. Chewing the root of the plant seems to boost your immune system, helping you get better faster if you are sick.

Eis forEcho

An echo is reflected sound. You get echos most often in enclosed spaces with hard walls, like an empty room with wooden floors, or the inside of a large concrete pipe like in the picture. If you make a noise in a place like this, the noise you make sounds like it is being repeated back at you again and again, getting quieter each time.
Photo of an eclair

Eis forEclair

An eclair is a pastry filled with cream or custard, and is often covered with chocolate icing.