See under chickadee.
any of several North American birds of the genus Parus, of the titmouse family, especially P. atricapillus (black-capped chickadee) having the throat and top of the head black.
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any of various small North American songbirds of the genus Parus, such as P. atricapillus (black-capped chickadee), typically having grey-and-black plumage: family Paridae (titmice)
any of several birds having the top of the head black, as the chickadee and certain warblers, especially the Old World blackcap, Sylvia atricapilla. the black raspberry plant or fruit. Historical Examples Prose Idylls Charles Kingsley Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6 Various The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard Arthur Conan Doyle The Dock […]
a large, black ant, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, that lives in damp wood in nature or in houses, where it can cause considerable damage by boring or tunneling.
See under carpet beetle. any of several small beetles of the family Dermestidae, the larvae of which are household pests, feeding on rugs and other woolen fabrics, especially Anthrenus scrophulariae (buffalo carpet beetle) and Attagenus piceus (black carpet beetle) noun any of various beetles of the genus Anthrenus, the larvae of which feed on carpets, […]
a disease of wheat, characterized by dark, elongated stripes on the chaff, caused by a bacterium, Xanthomonas translucens undulosum.