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Countries Hidden in Words

Complete each word below by entering the name of a country, whose letters are spelled out in their correct order somewhere within the word (though not always consecutively). I have given you the remaining letters in each word, along with a definition. Can you identify the hidden country name?
e.g., the word C - - M - - D, with a definition 'to order someone', is completed with the hidden country Oman (COMMAND)
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Last updated: September 8, 2018
First submittedAugust 15, 2014
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Word
Definition
Hidden Country
P _ _ _ _ H A
Dangerous fish
Iran (PIRANHA)
V A _ _ _ _ _ D S
Homeless wanderers
Gabon (VAGABONDS)
O R _ _ _ R _
Land planted with fruit trees
Chad (ORCHARD)
I N _ _ I _ _ L _
At the beginning
Italy (INITIALLY)
_ O R _ _ _ T Y
Knowledge of rights and wrongs
Mali (MORALITY)
_ _ P _ O _ R D
Storage cabinet
Cuba (CUPBOARD)
_ _ _ L _ I _ S T
Most cold
Chile (CHILLIEST)
_ _ M P P _ _ T
Found in Narnia
Laos (LAMPPOST)
_ _ G I _ N _ _ G
Start
Benin (BEGINNING)
_ L _ C T _ _ M
Used to pluck a guitar
Peru (PLECTRUM)
_ T E _ _ B _ _ T
Type of watercraft
Samoa (STEAMBOAT)
C _ _ R _ _ _ E S
Organizations that give
Haiti (CHARITIES)
_ _ _ _ R E _ T
Be cruel or mean to someone
Malta (MALTREAT)
_ _ E _ R M _ _ T
Chewing gum flavor
Spain (SPEARMINT)
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level 63
Aug 16, 2014
"Mistreat" could also mean "be cruel or mean." Perhaps use a different clue/word/country?
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level 62
Aug 16, 2014
It's an interesting coincidence, but "Mista" is not a country, so clearly another solution is necessary.
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level 46
Oct 10, 2016
XD