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Open Balances (Weighing instruments)
Balances (Weighing instruments)

instrument used in laboratories and pharmacies to measure the mass or weight of a body. A balance functions by measuring the force of gravity that the

Open Bananas

name for several species of the genus Musa and for the fruits these produce. The banana plant—one of the largest herbaceous plants—is native to

Open Banneker, Benjamin, 1731-1806
Banneker, Benjamin, 1731-1806

American astronomer, surveyor, mathematician, and social critic who published almanacs 1792–97. As a free African American, he used his achievements


( bär'bĕr´´ē ), common name for the family Berberidaceae, and specifically for the spiny barberries ( Berberis species). The family includes perennial


annual cereal plant ( Hordeum vulgare and sometimes other species) of the family Poaceae ( grass family), cultivated by humans probably as early as

Open Bay leaf
Bay leaf

The aromatic leaves of the bay laurel tree( Laurus nobilis ) are regarded by many as an indispensable flavoring herb in the kitchen. The leaves come

Open Beans

name applied to the seeds of leguminous trees and shrubs and to various leguminous plants of the family Leguminosae ( pulse family) with edible seeds

Open Bell pepper
Bell pepper

The fruit of an annual bush Capsicum annuum Grossum Group which is green when unripe and passes through yellow to red as it becomes riper. Some can be

Open Biomass

Total mass of living organisms present in a given area. It may be used to describe the mass of a particular species (such as earthworm biomass), for a

Biosphere 2 (Project)

Ecological test project, a ‘planet in a bottle’, in Arizona, USA. Under a sealed glass and metal dome, different habitats are recreated, with