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
black data processing associates body (BDPA) A non-profit professional association, founded in 1975 to promote positive influence in the information technology (IT) industry and how it affects African Americans. The BDPA facilitates African American professional participation in local and national activities keeping up with developing IT trends. BDPA offers a forum for exchanging information and […]
a form of bubonic plague that spread over Europe in the 14th century and killed an estimated quarter of the population. noun the Black Death, a form of bubonic plague pandemic in Europe and Asia during the 14th century, when it killed over 50 million people See bubonic plague n. Black Death A widespread epidemic […]