a tall Australian tree, Acacia melanoxylon, of the legume family, having cream-yellow flowers and yielding a very light wood.
an arbitrary name for a piece of land used for purposes of supposition in legal argument or the like (often distinguished from whiteacre). Historical Examples Commercial Law Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill Mary Lamb Anne Burrows Gilchrist
Also called winterberry. a holly, Ilex verticillata, of eastern and midwestern North America, bearing red fruit that remains through early winter. a European alder, Alnus glutinosa, having a dark-gray bark and sticky foliage.
discolored, as by bruising; exhibiting ecchymosis: a black-and-blue mark on my knee. adjective (of the skin) discoloured, as from a bruise feeling pain or soreness, as from a beating Badly bruised, as in That fall down the stairs left me black and blue all over. Even though multicolored bruises rarely include the color black, this […]
one of an American breed of large, powerful hound dogs having a short, dense, black coat with tan markings above the eyes and on the muzzle, chest, legs, feet, and breech, and low-set, drooping ears, used for hunting raccoons, opossums, and other larger game.