comedy that employs morbid, gloomy, grotesque, or calamitous situations in its plot.
a regulus of 95-percent-pure copper, produced in a blast furnace by smelting oxidized copper ores.
a garden plant, Cosmos diversifolius, of Mexico, having small, dahlialike tubers and solitary flower heads with red disk flowers and velvety, dark-red or purplish ray flowers.
a district in the English Midlands, around Birmingham: so called from the soot and grime produced by the many local industries. noun the Black Country, the formerly heavily industrialized region of central England, northwest of Birmingham
Midwestern U.S. a root beer float containing vanilla ice cream. chocolate milk.