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 Adelges piceae (balsam woolly aphid)
- American bond
a brickwork bond having a course of headers between five or six courses of stretchers.
- American book award
any of several awards given annually since 1980 to an author whose book is judged the best in its category: administered by the Association of American Publishers. Abbreviation: ABA, A.B.A. Contemporary Examples Paradise Alley won the 2003 James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best Historical Fiction and the American Book Award. Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to […]
- American broadcasting companies
Trademark. American Broadcasting Companies: a television and radio network. atomic, biological, and chemical: ABC warfare. noun (pl in US) the rudiments of a subject an alphabetical guide to a subject (often pl in US) the alphabet abbreviation (formerly, of weapons or warfare) atomic, biological, and chemical Australian Broadcasting Corporation American Broadcasting Company Audit Bureau of […]
- American brooklime
See under . any of various speedwells found along brooks, in marshes, etc., as Veronica americana (American brooklime) a creeping plant having leafy stems and loose clusters of small blue flowers. noun either of two blue-flowered scrophulariaceous trailing plants, Veronica americana of North America or V. beccabunga of Europe and Asia, growing in moist places […]