Words starting with B

Words that start with B

Bright blue birds bite bruised bananas.

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Scientific name: genus: papio
There are lots of different kinds of baboon. They are a kind of monkey. They live in Africa, on the ground, not in trees. Baboons have long muzzles like dogs, tails, and male baboons often have a mane. Baboons eat mostly plants, fruit and insects, but will also eat fish and small animals.
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A baby is a very young person. Babies are small and helpless, and can't walk or talk. When babies get a little bit older, they move around by crawling on their hands and knees.
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A baby bath is a special, small bath just the right size for washing a small baby in. It is easier to wash a baby in a small bath on a table than in a regular bath.
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Scientific name: soleirolia soleirolii
Baby's tears, also called baby tears, angel's tears, mind-your-own-business, peace-in-the-home, pollyanna vine, mother of thousands, Corsican curse or Irish moss is a small, soft, creeping green plant. It is not a moss. Baby's tears likes moist, shady areas and will grow alongside ferns or in tanks set up for amphibians.

Bis forBachelor

A bachelor is a man who is not married or in any kind of relationship.

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Your back is the part of your body that is behind you, between your bottom and your neck. The bone running down the centre of your back is called your spine.
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A backpack is a type of bag that is designed to be worn on your back. Backpacks have two straps that go over your shoulders, and sometimes an extra strap that goes around your waist.
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Bacon is made from the meat of a pig. It is cured and smoked, and then sliced into thin strips. The part of the pig the bacon is taken from depends on what part of the world the bacon is made in. In America, the belly is used, and in Australia and the UK the back is used. Bacon is most often eaten with eggs for breakfast.

Bis forBacteria

Bacteria are organisms that have only one cell. In contrast, humans are made up of millions of cells. Bacteria are so small they cannot be seen, but if enough of them are in the same place you will be able to see them. Most bacteria are harmless or even beneficial, but some can cause food poisoning, infection and disease.
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Scientific name: camelus bactrianus
The bactrian camel is different to the dromedary camel because it has two humps instead of one. There are a lot less bactrian camels, and there are very few wild ones left.