1. bowhead whale large-mouthed Arctic whale
  2. beadle a minor parish official who serves a ceremonial function
  3. Beadle United States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989)
  4. boodle a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
  5. battle a hostile meeting of opposing military forces
  6. beau ideal an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
  7. bottle a vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids
  8. paddle a short light oar used to propel a canoe or small boat
  9. badly to a severe or serious degree
  10. beetle insect having biting mouthparts
  11. bodily of or relating to or belonging to the body
  12. beaked whale any of several whales inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws with vestigial teeth in the upper jaw
  13. Bouteloua forage grasses
  14. Buddy Holly United States rock star (1936-1959)
  15. buddleia tropical shrub having clusters of white or violet or yellow flowers
  16. piked whale small finback of coastal waters of Atlantic and Pacific
  17. betel Asian pepper plant whose dried leaves are chewed with betel nut (seed of the betel palm) by southeast Asians
  18. Betula a genus of trees of the family Betulaceae (such as birches)
  19. patella a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee
  20. Patella type genus of the family Patellidae: common European limpets