F

fabric glue
fabric medium
fabric paint
fabrics store
facade
facedown (adv)
facelift
facepiece
faceplate
faceup (adv)
fagoting (n)
fait accompli
family-style (adj) (added 9.17.14)
fanback
fancywork
fanfold (n, v)
fanlight
farfalle (see Pasta List)
farmers market (updated 11/21/14)
fascia; fasciae
fascia board
fat eighth (9×21-inch fabric piece) (updated 4/16/15)
fat-free milk
fat quarter (18×21-inch fabric piece) (updated 4/16/15)
faux- (adj)
faux pas
fax
feather bed
featherstitch (n, v)
feed dogs
feed sack (n, adj)
felting-needle mat
felt-tip pen (added 5.5.14)
fence line
fencerow
feng shui (no ital)
-fest (suffix, no hyphen)
festivalgoer
fettuccine (see Pasta List)
fettuccine Alfredo
fiberboard
fiber-cement
fiberfill
fiberglass
fiberglass insulation
Fiesta (registered trademark) dinnerware
figured velvet
filet (lace)
filet crochet (n)
filigreed (adj)
fillet
Fimo (scultpting clay/compound)
fines herbes
finger-crease
finger-joint (n)
finger-press
finishing nails
firebox
firebrick
fire-engine red
firepit
fireproof
fire screen
fire-stop
first class (n)
first-class (adj, adv)
first-come–first-served
firsthand
fishbone
fish fry
fishpond
five-patch (n, adj)
five-spice powder
fix up (v)
fix-up (n)
flaky sea salt (use sea salt flakes) (added 9/16/19)
flambé
flame stitch
flame-stitch (v)
flapjack
flatbread
flat-fell seam
flathead screw
flat iron steak
flat-panel
flat-screen
flatware
flaxseed meal
flaxseeds
flea market (n, adj)
fleur-de-lis (plural: fleurs-de-lis)
flier (one who flies)
flock (v, n: material used to make flocked designs)
flocking (n: a design in flock)
flood lamp
floodlight
floorboard
floorcloth
floor covering
floor plan
floppy disk
floral foam (added 2/6/17)
Florentine stitch (n)
florets
florists tape (updated 5/29/15)
florists wire (updated 5/29/15)
flow-blue
flowerbed
flower head
flowerpot
fluorescent
fluted tube pan (use instead of trademarked Bundt pan)
flyer (advertising circular)
foam-core board
focaccia
foldout
folk art (n, adj)
foodborne
footboard
footrest
footstool
forego (precede)
forgo (abstain)
formal
formalwear
Fostoria
Four-Patch (n, adj: quilting block)
four-poster (n, not four-poster bed)
fraîche
frappé
free-flowing
free-form (adj)
free hand (n)
freehand (adj, adv)
freehand-draw (v)
freehanded (adj: “generous”)
freehand-paint (v)
free-spirited
freestanding
freestyle
French bean
French country (use country French instead)
french-cut (adj)
French door
French dressing
french-fried (adj)
french-fry (v)
french fry (n)
French knot
French Provincial (in the style of Provence, France; see also Provençal, provincial)
French toast
fresco (plural: frescoes)
fricassee
frieze
frittata
front yard
froufrou
froyo (updated 9/19/17)
fruitcake
fruit cocktail
fruit cup
frying pan (use skillet, not sauté pan)
fuchsia
fudgy
full time (n)
full-time (adj, adv)
fully cooked (no hyphen)
Fuji (film brand)
fund-raiser
fusible web (n; in quilting materials lists, specify lightweight or heavyweight)
fusible-web (adj)
fusilli (see Pasta List)
fussy cutting (n)
fussy-cutting (adj, v)

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S

saber saw
sachet
saddle stitch
saddle-stitch (v)
safflower oil
saffron
sailcloth
sake (wine)
saltbox
saltillo (no cap., no ital)
saltine
saltshaker
sand-cast
sandpaper
Sandwich glass
sangria
Santa(s)
sashes (pl. of sash)
satay (not “sate”; singular and plural)
sateen
satin stitch (n)
satin-stitch (v)
sauté
savoir faire
savoy cabbage
saw-toothed (adj)
sawtooth (n)
scale (not scales; measuring device)
scallop-edge scissors
scalloped potatoes
SCOBY (acronym for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast)
Scotch tape (trademarked; use “transparent tape”)
Scotch whisky
scrap bag
scrapbook store, scrapbooking store (both are accepted; let your ear and the usage guide your choice)
scrapbooking
scrapbooking paper, scrapbook paper (both are accepted; let your ear and the usage guide your choice)
scraplift
scrap room
screen porch
screen print (n, v)
screen-print (adj)
screen printing (n)
screw eye
screw hole
scroll saw
Sculpey clay
sea blue
seafoam
sea glass
seagrass
seam line
sea salt flakes (not flaky sea salt) (added 9/16/19)
season’s greetings
secondhand (adj, adv)
seed bead
seedbed
seedbox
seed case
seed coat
seedfall
seed head
seedpod
seed stitch (n)
self-seed
self-seeder
selvage
semigloss
sesame seeds
setup (n)
sewer (OK for “one who sews”)
shadow box (n)
Shaker (sect)
shakshuka
shape-up (n)
shapewear (i.e. Spanx)
sheer (transparent)
sheers (curtains)
sheet metal
sheet metal screw
shelfful
Shetland yarn
shh
shirr (v., draw together)
shirring (n)
shish kabob (not “kebab”)
shiitake
shoebox
shoehorn
shoe tree
S hook
shoji screen
shortcut (n, v, adj)
showerhead
showhouse
sideboard
side by side (adv)
side-by-side (adj)
side chair
sidedress
side-dressing
sidelight
sidepiece
side rails
sidewall (n)
side yard
sign-up (n)
silk ribbon embroidery
silk screen (n)
silk-screen (v, adj)
silver plate (n)
silver-plate (v)
silver-plated (adj)
silverware
sizable
skylight
skylit
sleeper sofa
sleeveboard
slideshow
sliding glass door
slipcover (n, v)
slipcovered
slip stitch (n)
slip-stitch (v)
sloppy joes
slow-cook (v) (EXCEPTION: Please use Slow Cook in the banner with Prep time, etc.)
slow cooker (n, adj)
smartphone
smock (v)
smocking
smooth-top range
Smyrna (stitch)
soffit
softwood
Soho (London)
SoHo (NYC)
soiree
soleplate (of an iron)
solid-surfacing (n, adj)
sorbet
soufflé
sour cream
Southern yellow pine
soymilk
space-saver (n)
Spackle (n, trademark; use “surfacing compound”)
spackle (v)
spaghetti (see Pasta List)
spa-like
spareribs
spartan (generic)
spatula
sphagnum
spiderweb
split-level
split-rail (adj)
sponge-paint (v.)
spooktacular
sportswear
spotlight (n, v)
spot lighting (n)
spray paint (n)
spray-paint (v)
springform pan
squash (singular and plural)
sriracha sauce
S shape (n)
S-shape (adj)
St. Barthélemy (or St. Barth)
St. Nick
stained glass (n)
stained-glass (adj)
stainless steel (n)
stainless-steel (adj)
stairstep (n, v)
stair-step (adj)
standby (n, adj, adv)
stand by (v)
standout (n, adj)
stand out (v)
starburst
stay stitch (n)
stay-stitch (v)
stem stitch (n)
stem-stitch (v)
stemware
stenciled
step-by-step (always hyphenated)
stepping-stone (n, adj)
step stool
still life (pl. still lifes)
stir-fry (n, v, adj) (updated 9/19/17)
stitch in the ditch
stockinette stitch (n)
stockpot
stonemason
stonewashed
stoneyard
storm window
stovepipe
stove top
stowaway (n)
stow away (v)
St. Paddy’s Day (short for St. Patrick’s Day) (added 3.17.15)
straightedge
straightforward (adj, adv)
straight grain (n)
straight-grain (adj)
straight stitch (n)
straight-stitch (v)
streamlined (adj)
stretch stitch (n)
striate (v)
striated (adj)
strié
string bean (avoid using)
striped
strip-piece (v)
strip-pieced (adj)
strip piecing (n)
strippy quilt
stromboli (singular and plural)
strudel
Styrofoam (trademarked; use “foam”)
sub-zero
sugarloaf
sugarplum
sulfured molasses
summerhouse
summer-sweet (adj)
Sunbelt
sun deck
sun-dried tomatoes (avoid using; call for dried tomatoes)
sunlamp
sun parlor
sunporch
sunray
sunroom
sun screen (lotion)
sunshade
sunspace
superfood
supersize
Susan G. Komen for the Cure (formerly Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation)
swayback (n)
swaybacked (adj)
sweet corn
sweetmeat
sweet pea
sweet potato
sweet soybeans (use edamame instead)
sweet tooth
swim spa
swing arm (n)
swing-arm (adj)
swing-out (adj)
swing set
switchplate
syrup
Szechwan

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P

padding stitch (n)
paintbrush
painted lady
painters tape (added 11/18/15)
paint pen
paisley
palate (sense of taste)
Paleo
palette (paint board)
Palladian
pallet (temp. bed)
pallette (armor)
panache
paneled
panini (singular and plural)
pan-fry (v)
panko (updated 9/19/17)
pantaloons (both singular and plural)
pantdress
pant leg
pantsuit
pantyhose
paper (not papers in materials lists)
paper-piece (v)
paper-pieced (adj)
paper piecing (n)
paper towels (not “paper toweling”)
paper trim (Paper Frill is a brand name)
papier-mâché
par excellence
parslied (adj)
Parsons table
particleboard
part time (n)
part-time (adj, adv)
passé
pass-through
pasta (see Pasta List)
pate (pastry, only in food copy)
pâte (pastry, butter)
pâté (meat spread)
patinaed (adj)
patterned paper
patternmaker
PB&J
peanut butter (peanut butter adjectives aren’t hyphenated, unless meaning is unclear)
pea pod
Pekinese stitch (n)
pendant (adj, n)
penelope canvas
penne (see Pasta List)
penny rug (n, adj)
per annum
per capita
per diem
perle cotton
perlite
permanent press (n)
permament-press (adj)
pelmet
per se
Persian
pertussis (aka whooping cough)
petit four (sing)
petits fours (pl)
petit point
petit-point (adj)
Ph.D.
Phillips screwdriver
phosphorous (adj)
phosphorus (n)
photomural
phyllo
picante sauce
piccata
pickup (n, adj)
pièce de résistance
piecrust
pied-à-terre
Pilates
pillowcase
pillow sham
pillow slip
pimiento
piña colada
pinch pleat (n)
pinch-pleat (v)
pinch-tuck (n, v)
pincushion
pin dot (n)
pin-dotted (adj)
pineapple
pinecone
pine nut
pinnable (added 7.8.15)
pinstripe (n)
pinstriped (adj)
pinup
pin-worthy (added 7.8.15 as an exception to our combining forms rule)
pipe cleaners (in crafts: use “chenille pipe cleaners” in materials lists and “pipe cleaners” in how-to; updated 10.5.18)
piping hot (adj)
piqué (fabric)
pizzazz
pizzelle (singular); pizzelles (plural)
place card
place mat
place setting
planter’s punch
plasterboard
plaster of Paris
plastic bag (resealable; not “self-sealing”)
plastic-foam (adj)
plastic wrap (not “clear plastic wrap”)
playroom
plissé
poblano
po’boy
polka dot (n, adj only in quilting copy)
polka-dot (adj)
polyethylene (sheet)
Poly-Fil (trademarked)
poly-pellets
polyresin
polyurethane (liquid)
polyvinyl chloride
pomegranate
pom-pom (all uses) {except pompon for mums} updated 8/20/19
pool house
poolside
popcorn (not “popping corn”)
popcorn cluster stitches
popover
poppy seeds
Popsicle (trademarked; use “freezer pop(s)”)
pork chop
porte cochere
porterhouse (T-bone and loin cut of steak)
portiere
portland cement
portobello
poster board
poster paint
posthole
posthole digger
postmodern
potager
potato chip
pot-bound (adj)
pot filler (n, adj)
pot holder
potluck
pot pie
potpourri
pot rack
pot sticker (see Pasta List)
pouf
poufy
power food
prairie point
Prairie School
Prairie style
precrafted (don’t use; better to use factory-built)
precut
prediabetes
prepasted
preshrink (v)
Presidents Day
presser foot
press cloth
presto, change-o
prewash
Prize Tested Recipes® Contest
prizewinning
prosciutto
protégé (male)
protégée (female)
Provençal
provincial
Provençale (cooked with garlic, onion, olive oil, mushroom, and herbs)
pueblo (style)
puff pastry
pull-on (adj)
pullout (n, adj)
pull over (v)
pullover (n, adj)
pumpkin-carving (adj)
punch needle
punch-needle pattern
punchwork
puree
purpleheart (wood)
PVC (OK as adj)

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L

laborsaving
lacestitch
lacet (n: a crochet stitch)
lacework (n)
lacinato kale
lacquer
ladder-back (adj)
ladder stitch (n)
lamé
laminate
laminated plastic
lampas
lampshade
lapel
lark’s head
lasagna
latticework
lauan
lavash
lavender
lawn chair
lawn mower
Layer Cake (Moda fabric precuts; trademarked)
lazy daisy stitch
lazy Susan
LDL (bad) cholesterol (use on first reference)
LDL (on second reference)
leaded-glass windows
lean-to
leatherworker
LED (don’t need to spell out)
left-handed (adj)
leftover (n, adj)
leitmotiv
lemongrass
letter board (the kind you use individual letters to make a sign/saying)
lettuce (types include: Bibb, Boston, bos, iceberg, leaf, and romaine)
licorice
licorice, shoestring
life-size
life span
lifestyle
lightbulb
light-color corn syrup
light switches
lightweight
light well
light-year
Lille lace
lily pond
Limburger
limeade
limoncello
lineal (arranged in lines)
linear (single dimension)
linguine
Linzer torte
liqueur (sweetened liquor)
Liquid Nails
liquor
litter box
livability
lobster tail (not “lobster’s tail”)
lockset
lockstitch
London broil
long-and-short stitch (n)
long-arm machine
long-arm machine quilter
long-arm machine-quilter NAME NAME
long grain rice (no hyphens)
long stitch (n)
longtime (adj)
look-alike
loop stitch (n)
loose-pack (adj)
louver
love seat
Low Country
low-E glass
low-fat (adj)
L shape (n)
L-shape (adj)
lunch
lunch box
lunchroom
lunchtime
lychee

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B

B.A.
baby back ribs
baby’s breath
backfill
backfin crabmeat
backflow
backlight (v)
backlighting (n)
backpiece
backplate
backroads
back side
backside (n; rear end, bum, butt)
backsplash
backstitch (n, v)
back-to-back (always hyphenated)
back up (v)
backup (n, adj)
backyard
bad cholesterol (second reference)
baguette
baked beans
baking sheet (for food other than cookies)
baklava
Bali Pops (Hoffman fabric precuts; trademarked)
balled-and-burlapped (adj)
ball peen hammer
ballpoint pen (added 5.5.14)
balustrade
baluster
bandanna
band saw
banh mi
banister
banquet (meal)
banquette (seating)
barathea (fabric)
barely-there (adj)
bare-root (adj)
bargello (needlework that produces a zigzag pattern)
barn board (n)
barn-board (adj)
barnwood
barrette
barstool
base coat (n)
base-coat (v)
basket weave (n)
basket-weave (adj, v)
Basque (language, people)
basque (bodice)
baste
bath time (n)
bath-time (adj)
Battenberg lace
Bavarian cream
bay window (adj, n)
beachline
beaded (paneling, ceiling material, board)
beaded-board (adj)
beadwork
beam work
bean sprouts
béarnaise sauce
beaux arts
bed-and-breakfast
bedcover
bedsheet
bed skirt
bedspread
bedspring
beef Bourguignon
beef Wellington
Before (n, adj)
before-and-after
Belgian endive
below-grade (adj)
belowground (adj)
belsnickle
beltline
bench top
berber
bergère
beribbon (v)
best seller (n)
best-selling (adj)
beta-carotene
Better Homes & Gardens®
Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications® (no italic)
Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden® (no italic)
Better Homes & Gardens® Test Kitchen
BHG.com® (no italic)
(for more Better Homes & Gardens trademarks, see Trademarks, Meredith)
bête noire
bias-slice (v)
bias-sliced (adj)
bias slicing (n)
Bible Belt
bifold
bight (length of a machine sttich)
bilevel
birdbath
birdcage
bird feeder
birdhouse
birdseed
bird’s-eye (adj)
bird’s-eye-piqué
bird-watch (v)
bird-watcher
bird-watching
bishop sleeve (n)
bishop-sleeve (adj)
biweekly
blackout (adj)
blanch (not blanche)
blanket stitch (n)
blanket-stitch (v)
blasé
blind-hem stitch
blind stitch (n)
blindstitch (v)
bling-bling
block of the month
block-of-the-month (adj)
blond wood
bloodlust
blood meal
bloody mary (no caps)
blueprint
bluestone
board-and-batten (adj, n)
boardinghouse
bobeche
bodice
boho
bok choy (pakchoi)
bologna
bombé
bombe (a molded ice cream dessert)
bona fide
bon appétit
bonemeal
bon mot
bon vivant
bon voyage
bookcase
bookholder
bookrack
bookshelf
Boston baked beans
bottle brush (noun) (added 10/8/18)
bottle-brush (adj.) (added 10/8/18)
bottlebrush (shrub or small tree) (added 10/8/18)
bouclé
bouillabaisse
bouillon (soup)
bowfront
bow tie
box pleat (n)
box-pleat (v)
box-pleated (adj)
box spring
box stitch (n)
box-stitch (v)
brand-new
bratwurst
braunschweiger
breadbasket
breadboard
bread crumbs
breadstick
brick-clad (adj)
brick-and-mortar (adj)
Brie
brioche
bristol board
broadleaf (adj)
Broccolini (trademark: cross between broccoli and Chinese kale)
broccoli rabe
broderie perse (appliquéing cutout chintz designs with embroidery stitches)
broiler-fryer chicken
brooch
brown butter (not browned)
brûlée
Brunswick stew
brushed-steel (adj)
brushstroke (n)
Brussels sprouts
Btus
buffalo plaid
buildable
builder-grade (adj)
build in (v)
buildup (n)
built-in (n, adj)
built-up (adj)
bullion fringe
bullion stitch (n)
bullion stitch (v)
bullnose
bull’s-eye
bump out (v)
bump-out (n)
bundt cake (the cake itself is not trademarked) (added 9/19/17)
Bundt pan (trademarked; use “fluted tube pan”)
bunk bed
burgundy (color)
Burgundy (wine)
bust line
butcher block (n)
butcher-block (adj)
buttercream
button-down (adj)
buttonhole stitch (n)
buttonhole-stitch (v)
buymanship
buy out (v)
buyout (n)
byproduct

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H

habanero
habitué
hacienda
half bath
half-circle
half day (n)
half-day (adj)
half hitch (knot)
half-lap joint
half-turn
half-wall
hand appliqué (n)
hand-appliqué (v)
hand-appliquéd (adj)
handblown (adj)
hand-carved (adj, v)
hand-cast (adj, v)
handcraft
hand-forged
hand-grained
handheld
handmade (n, adj)
hand-paint (v)
hand-painted
hand-painting (n)
handpicked
hand-piece (v)
hand-pieced (adj)
hand piecing (n)
hand-print (v)
handprint (n)
hand-quilt (v)
hand-quilted (adj)
hand quilting (n)
handrail
handsaw
hand-sew
hand stitch (n)
hand-stitch (v)
hand towel
handwoven
hangup (n)
hankie
Hanukkah
hardanger
hardboard
hard-boiled egg
hardscape
hardscaping
hardworking
harvesttime
hashtag
hatbox
hatpin
hat rack
headboard
headroom
headspace
head start (n)
health care (n, adj)
heartwarming
heat lamp
heatproof
heat-set (v)
heavy-duty
heavyweight (n, adj)
hemline
hemstitch (n, v)
hex-head
high chair
high-gloss (adj)
high-rise (n, adj)
high style (n)
high-style (adj)
high tech (n)
high-tech (adj)
hipline
hipped roof (not hip)
his-and-her (adj)
hodgepodge
ho-hum
hollowware
home builder
homebuilt
home buyer
home front
homegrown
home improvement (no hyphen as adj)
homemade
homemaker
homeowner
homeowners policy
home page
homesite
home-style (adj)
homeyness
Honey Bun (Moda fabric precuts; trademarked)
hook-and-eye fastener
hook-and-loop tape
hooray
hors d’oeuvre
Hors d’Oeuvre (when capped)
horsepower (don’t abbreviate in text)
hot-air balloons
hotbed
hot-glue gun and glue sticks
hotline
houndstooth
houseplant
how-to (n, adj)
hunt board
Hutschenreuther
HVAC (don’t need to spell out)
hypertufa

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Q

quadrant (restrict “one-fourth” usage)
quarry tile
quarter round (n)
quartersawn
quarter-turn
quartz (previously quartz-surfacing; updated 5/21/19)
Queen Anne (ruled 1702—1714)
Queen Anne Victorian (1900s style blending)
queen-size
quiche
quick and easy (adj)
quick-piece (v)
quick-pieced (adj)
quick piecing (n)
quid pro quo
quilting
quiltmakers
quiltmaking
Quimper
quoin
quoining

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A

aah (ahh is acceptable in some graphic/typographic treatments)
A-A plywood
abaca cloth
A-B-C (easy as A-B-C)
aboveboard
above-grade (adj)
aboveground (adj)
above ground (adv)
abovestairs (adj)
acai (no cedilla)
accordion
accordion door
accordion-fold (v)
acoustic
acrylic paints
add-on
adhesive-backed
adhseive foam (not foam adhesive)
Adirondack chair
adviser
afghan-stitch
A-frame
After (n, adj)
aha
Aida cloth
aïoli
airbrush (n, v)
air-condition (v)
air-conditioned (adj)
air-conditioner (n)
air-conditioning (n)
air-dry (v)
airflow
air fryer (n)
air-fryer (adj)
air lock (n)
air-lock (v)
air locking (n)
air-paint (v)
airspace
airtight
aka (no periods)
à la carte
à la mode
alfresco
alençon
allée
allen wrench
allover (n, adj)
all over (adv)
All Saints’ Day
Amaretto
ambience
Anaglypta
anigre
anise seed
antebellum
anti-aging (added 5.5.14)
antique (is old)
antiqued (looks old)
antiques shop
app (short for application; see digital terms list)
apparel
appliqué
appliqué foundation (not appliqué background)
appliquéing
apron-front sink (preferred over farmhouse sink)
Arborio rice
armchair
armhole
armoire
arm plate
Art Deco
Arts and Crafts Movement
art supply store
ascorbic acid color-keeper
ashpit
aubergine
au courant
audiovisual
aufait (n)
au fait (adj)
au naturel
au revoir
avant-garde
award-winning

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M

macaron (a French, often brightly colored sandwich cookie made from egg whites, sugar, and almond
powder, typically filled with jam or ganache)
macaroon (a soft, chewy cookie typically made from coconut, egg whites, and sugar, often confused with
macaron)
machine appliqué (n)
machine-appliqué (v)
machine-appliquéd (adj)
machine-piece (v)
machine-pieced (adj)
machine piecing (n)
machine-quilt (v)
machine-quilted (adj, v)
machine-quilter (adj)
machine quilted (adj)
machine quilting (n)
machine-satin-stitch (v)
machine satin-stitch (n)
machine satin-stitched (adj)
machine stitch (n)
machine-stitch (v)
machine-wash (v)
machine-washable
machine-washed
machine-zigzag (v)
mahi-mahi
mail order (n)
mail-order (adj)
maître d’ (plural is maître d’s; full name is maître d’hôtel)
majolica
make-‘n’-takes
make over (v)
makeover (n)
make up (v)
makeup (n, adj)
manicotti (see Pasta List)
mandolin (musical instrument)
mandoline (kitchen utensil)
mantel (fireplace)
mantle (cloak)
marbled (marble look)
marbleized (to cover with marble)
margarine
margarita
masa harina (tortilla flour)
mash-up (n)
Masonite (trademark)
Mason jar
Master Gardener
mat (picture border)
matelassé
matte (dull finish)
matte-finish
matzo
mayonnaise
M.D.
meal plan (not “eating plan”)
meat-and-potatoes (adj)
meatball
meat loaf
mecca (generic)
medallion (n, medal or serving of meat)
medium-weight
mélange
melba toast
melon (most melons are one word)
memento (n)
mesclun
metallic
metalwork
me time
microclimate
microwavable (adj)
microwave (n, adj, v)
microwave oven (n)
midcentury
midlife
midsize
midsummer
mildewcide
milk paint
milkshake
milk toast
millennium
mince (use “finely chop”)
mind-set
mini (adj; see Hyphens/Combining Forms)
miniblind
mini pantry
mishmash
Mission (style)
mission tile
miter
mitered (v, adj)
mitt
mmm-hmm
modus operandi
moiré
moistureproof (adj, v)
molding
Monterey Jack
Moorish
mortar (to bond tile)
mortise-and-tenon
moss stitch (n)
motif
mousse
mouthwatering
movable
mudroom
mulligan stew
multicolor
multi-opening
multipurpose
mung bean
Murano glass
Musée du Louvre
muskmelon
mu shu
mustard (identify type, such as Dijon-style, yellow [not “prepared”], etc.)

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