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[ UK /dɪstˈɪŋktɪv/ ]
[ US /dɪˈstɪŋktɪv/ ]
  1. capable of being classified
  2. of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing
    that is typical of you!
    Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor
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  • If head-to-toe leopard seems a bit too Big Cat Diary to appeal, then a waterproof rucksack or bumbag in the same print are an easy way to add a distinctive touch to a more classic outfit. The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • It was a simple rectangle of crudely mounded basalt rocks, a distinctive arrangement reminiscent of the way Samoans and other Polynesians marked their dead in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • Though her color palette has brightened over the years and animal heads have shrunk a bit from cartoonish proportions of earlier years, her distinctive style soft paintings she calls "cutes" and her choice of subject NYT > Home Page
  • Burbank worked out in his mind and by actual experiments _distinctive methods_ of development -- _development and changes along particular, definite lines. Certain Success
  • We take a sightseeing boat trip around the bay and get a glimpse of the smart new opera house which looks exactly like two durians - a very distinctive local fruit that tastes great but has a repellant smell.
  • She has a very distinctive way of walking.
  • Just as trumpeters wore distinctive uniforms, so too they rode distinctive horses, usually greys, to aid recognition.
  • Lingonberries or cowberries are the fruit of a European relative of the cranberry, V. vitis-idaea; they have a distinctive, complex flavor. On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
  • Toledo'sdistinctive twisted streets and covered passageways evoke thecity's golden years as part of the Arab Empire.
  • One of the distinctive characteristics of the adjutant, or "argala," as it is better known to the Indians, -- and one, too, of its ugliest The Cliff Climbers A Sequel to "The Plant Hunters"
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