Compound Words Quiz #5

Based on the definitions, guess these compound words.
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Last updated: March 16, 2019
First submittedMarch 16, 2015
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Definition
Word
Spine
Backbone
Plant that is like a drug to cats
Catnip
Breed of racing dog
Greyhound
Unique unit of falling snow
Snowflake
Purple vegetable
Eggplant
The British call it a zebra crossing
Crosswalk
Orange-colored variety of carp
Goldfish
Fungal infection that affects wrestlers
Ringworm
Plant that blows through the streets
of deserted towns
Tumbleweed
Person who stands on the sidelines
during a dance
Wallflower
Definition
Word
Device that measures time using falling sand
Hourglass
Plant that retains its leaves through winter
Evergreen
To meet for the purpose of generating ideas
Brainstorm
Hexagonal cells of beewax
Honeycomb
Mandible
Jawbone
Place where grapes are grown
Vineyard
Tallest type of tree
Redwood
Insect known as a locust when swarming
Grasshopper
To perform aeronautical stunts as part
of a traveling exhibition
Barnstorm
Person from Canada or the northern U.S.
who travels south for the winter
Snowbird
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Level 78
Mar 20, 2015
Guess I won't take up wrestling. I thought it was farmers that had to worry about it.
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Level 72
Jul 9, 2019
Animal shelter workers (not to mention the animals) have to content with it a lot, too.
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Level 53
Aug 5, 2019
*contend
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Level 74
Aug 31, 2015
Beetroot is a purple vegetable as well!
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Level 62
Oct 18, 2015
That was the first thing I put in as well!
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Level 52
Oct 20, 2015
Eggplant is actually a fruit.
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Level 82
Jan 21, 2019
and is white inside and around here they are black on the outside.
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Level 68
Aug 4, 2019
Botanically, yes. But since "vegetable" doesn't have a strict botanical meaning, you can infer that we're using the term in a culinary context, where eggplants are distinctly vegetables.
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Level 53
Aug 5, 2019
and it's called an aubergine
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Level 76
Oct 29, 2015
Spent ages trying to figure out how aubergine was a compound word
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Level 77
Jan 7, 2016
I know, I got to "auber" and "gine" and then decided they must mean something in French.
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Level 77
Oct 4, 2015
What about eggtimer for hourglass?
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Level 60
Oct 18, 2015
agreed
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Level 68
Aug 4, 2019
Disagree! "egg timer" = two words
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2019
And more importantly it doesnt have sand in it..
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Level 65
Aug 10, 2019
The egg timers my mum used when I was a kid (60's) definitely did have sand in them. But agreed, it is two words.
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Level 60
Oct 18, 2015
odd clues. some breaking that X-word rule of not mentioning (part of) the answer in the clue (eg catnip), some zanily cryptic (the wrestling one)...oh well, thanks
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Level 79
Oct 18, 2015
If you'd ever had a son who was a wrestler in high school you'd have gotten it in a second, although the doctors around here often just called it, "wrestler's rash".
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Level 55
Aug 4, 2019
Pussywillow???
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Level 58
Oct 20, 2015
Never heard of barnstorm.
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Level 60
Feb 11, 2018
It's also Joe Walsh's first album.
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Level 60
Feb 11, 2018
I've heard of mat rash and mat acne, but ringworm is not exclusive to wrestlers. Anyone can get it.
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Level ∞
Mar 16, 2019
Who ever said it was exclusive to wrestlers?
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Level 78
Feb 13, 2018
Evergreen isn't another word for conifer. "Evergreen" can be any tree or shrub that retains its leaves, many of which are not conifers (e.g. holly), and some conifers are not evergreens (e.g. larch).
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Level 77
Mar 27, 2018
bad clue, I agree
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Level 59
Aug 4, 2019
Now I feel stupid for not remembering "hourglass" and "crosswalk" (among others). Thanks!
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Level 80
Aug 4, 2019
Four years later, and I still couldn't remember barnstorm or snowbird.
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Level 66
Aug 4, 2019
Aubergine is a fruit, not a vegetable.
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Level 68
Aug 4, 2019
"Fruit" has two meanings: a fairly precise botanical one and a rather imprecise culinary one:
  • A botanical fruit is a seed-bearing structure formed from the ovary of a flowering plant after it flowers.
  • A culinary fruit is a sweet, edible part of a plant.
"Vegetable," meanwhile, has no precise botanical meaning, only another rather imprecise culinary one:
  • A vegetable is a savory, edible part of a plant, usually eaten on its own as part of a meal
When using the word "vegetable," you must then assume we are talking in culinary terms, not botanical, in which case eggplants are distinctly vegetables.
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Level 67
Aug 4, 2019
Crotchrot for fungal infection of wrestlers?
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Level 60
Aug 5, 2019
How about grapevine for where grapes grow?
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Level 71
Aug 6, 2019
Where did you hear that ?
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Level 76
Apr 30, 2020
The locust question appears in quiz #3 and #5 of this series.