1. Chinese privet erect evergreen treelike shrub of China and Korea and Japan having acuminate leaves and flowers in long erect panicles; resembles Japanese privet
  2. margin of profit the ratio gross profits divided by net sales
  3. machinist's vise a vise with two parallel iron jaws and a wide opening below
  4. machine rifle light machine gun
  5. Japanese privet evergreen shrub of Japan and Korea having small dark leaves and flowers in loose panicles; related to but smaller than Chinese privet
  6. machine operation an elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform
  7. manganese bronze a brass with from 1-4% manganese to harden it
  8. catch one's breath take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
  9. machine screw a screw used either with a nut or with a tapped hole
  10. machine-driven operated by automation
  11. gross profit the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold
  12. machine bolt a bolt with a square or hexagonal head on one end and a threaded shaft on the other end; tightened with a wrench; used to connect metal parts
  13. genus Brodiaea genus of western United States bulbous plants with basal leaves and variously colored flowers; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae
  14. conspirative relating to or characteristic of conspiracy or conspirators
  15. Gainsborough English portrait and landscape painter (1727-1788)
  16. mock privet evergreen shrub with white flowers and olivelike fruits
  17. machine code a set of instructions coded so that the computer can use it directly without further translation
  18. genus Protea type genus of Proteaceae; tropical African shrubs
  19. Gansu province a province in north-central China
  20. common privet deciduous semi-evergreen shrub used for hedges