See under night heron.
any of several thick-billed, crepuscular or nocturnal herons of the genus Nycticorax and related genera, as N. nycticorax (black-crowned night heron) of the Old and New Worlds, and Nyctanassa violacea (yellow-crowned night heron) of America.
any nocturnal heron of the genus Nycticorax and related genera, having short legs and neck, a heavy body, and a short heavy bill
noun (Austral) another name for koel
a Eurasian herb, Nigella sativa, having pungent aromatic seeds used as a spice, but unrelated to cumin.
the small, round, blackish, edible fruit of a widely cultivated shrub, Ribes nigrum, of the saxifrage family. the shrub itself. Historical Examples Round About a Great Estate Richard Jefferies A Great Man Arnold Bennett Dutch Life in Town and Country P. M. Hough Return of the Native Thomas Hardy A Great Man Arnold Bennett The […]
chokedamp. noun air that is low in oxygen content and high in carbon dioxide as a result of an explosion in a mine Also called chokedamp