an American variety of rose, periodically bearing large crimson blossoms.
There was the Best Picture winner at the Oscars, American Beauty.
Complaining Like It’s 1999: ‘Fight Club,’ ‘American Beauty,’ and the Revolt of the Cubicle Drone Arthur Chu June 2, 2014
Status: Director Sam Mendes has had luck with tales of suburban malaise before: his American Beauty took home a gold statue.
The Oscar Recession Willa Paskin November 10, 2008
The lotus was part of the very life of Egypt, as the rose, the American Beauty rose, is part of our social life of to-day.
The Spell of Egypt Robert Hichens
The first day he came down to the lunch, all dressed up with the American Beauty and the white waistcoat.
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Stephen Leacock
These may be made by using the same pattern as for the American Beauty rose, selecting the size required.
Make Your Own Hats Gene Allen Martin
Two orderlies carried a wreath of American Beauty roses which was to be placed on the tomb of the ardent young Frenchman.
The Story of General Pershing Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson
People called you the American Beauty, but you’re more than that.
The Light of Western Stars Zane Grey
Ruth Morton, the American Beauty, stepped upon the screen, a compelling vision of loveliness.
The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
But as the perfume of the great American Beauty reached her, she opened her eyes and smiled weakly.
The Little Colonel’s Holidays Annie Fellows Johnston
- American bison
(def 1). Historical Examples The American bison, with which you are all pretty familiar, is very similar to the one just mentioned. Chatterbox Stories of Natural History Anonymous The American bison is a formidable animal when engaged alone, and when charging in a pack simply irresistible. Natural History in Anecdote Various It is worthy of […]
- American bible society
a society founded in New York City in 1816 to bring about worldwide dissemination of the Bible. Historical Examples But it, too, was completed and published in 1879, by the American Bible Society. Among the Sioux R. J. Creswell He took an active part in the founding of the American Bible Society in 1816, of […]
- American bittern
See under 1 (def 1). any of several tawny brown herons that inhabit reedy marshes, as Botaurus lentiginosus (American bittern) of North America, and B. stellaris, of Europe. any of several small herons of the genus Ixobrychus, as I. exilis (least bittern) of temperate and tropical North and South America. Historical Examples The American bittern […]
- American blight
See under (def 1). any plant louse of the family Aphididae, characterized by a waxy secretion that appears like a jumbled mass of fine, curly, white cottony or woolly threads, as Eriosoma lanigerum (woolly apple aphid or American blight) and Prociphilus tessellatus (woolly alder aphid) any of various aphids that produce white waxy threads, as […]