adam-and-eve
noun Date: 1807 puttyroot

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Adam and Eve — (Cockney rhyming sl) To believe • • • Main Entry: ↑Adam …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adam-and-Eve — [ad΄əm ən ēv′] n. PUTTYROOT …   English World dictionary

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  • Adam and Eve — In the Judeo Christian and Islamic traditions, the parents of the human race. Genesis gives two versions of their creation. In the first, God creates male and female in his own image on the sixth day. In the second, Adam is placed in the Garden… …   Universalium

  • Adam and Eve — 1. noun The first man and woman, respectively, according to the Book of Genesis. 2. verb To believe. Would you Adam and Eve it, Ive only gone an lost me wallet, aint I? …   Wiktionary

  • Adam-and-Eve — šlakuotasis aronas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aroninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Arum maculatum), paplitęs vakarų Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Arum maculatum angl. Adam and Eve; common arum;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Adam-and-Eve — Puttyroot Put ty*root , n. (Bot.) An American orchidaceous plant ({Aplectrum hyemale}) which flowers in early summer. Its slender naked rootstock produces each year a solid corm, filled with exceedingly glutinous matter, which sends up later a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adam and Eve — Cockney Rhyming Slang Believe I don t Adam and Eve it! (Usually full slang expression is used) …   English dialects glossary

  • Adam and Eve — • Rhyming Slang for believe , e.g. Would you Adam and Eve it mate! …   Londonisms dictionary

  • Adam and Eve — Verb. Believe. Cockney rhyming slang. E.g. I don t Adam and Eve it, it s not true! …   English slang and colloquialisms

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