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description

the formal statement of the characters of a TAXON with particular emphasis on those distinguishing it from other closely related forms.
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The walls were stained with nicotine, there was cardboard replacing some of the window panes, and the toilets totally defied description.
Pensioner Pat Crothers' house defied description when Kim and Aggie saved her from disappearing under all the muck and clutter last time.
The frazzled staff looked deeply unhappy, clad as they were in "festive" hats which defied description.