a war fought in northern Illinois and present-day southern Wisconsin, 1831–32, in which U.S. regulars and militia with Indian allies defeated the Sauk and Fox Indians, led by Chief Black Hawk, attempting to recover lost hunting grounds.
a small, black-tipped, fatty mass in a skin follicle, especially of the face; comedo. any of several birds having a head that is black, as the greater scaup, Aythya marila. Also called enterohepatitis. Veterinary Pathology. a malignant, infectious disease of turkeys, chickens, and many wild birds, caused by a protozoan parasite, Histomonas meleagridas, attacking especially […]
See under fireworm (def 1). the larva of any of several moths, as Rhopobota naevana (black-headed fireworm) which feeds on the leaves of cranberries and causes them to wither. glowworm.
any of several gulls having a dusky or black head, as Larus ribidundus of northern Europe and Asia. Historical Examples On the Seashore R. Cadwallader Smith Birds in Flight W. P. Pycraft The Land’s End W. H. Hudson British Sea Birds Charles Dixon The Swan and Her Crew George Christopher Davies Yachting Vol. 2 Various. […]
Plant Pathology. a nonparasitic disease of plants, as of potatoes and various trees, in which internal plant tissues blacken, usually as a result of extremes in temperature. Horticulture. a heart cherry having a dark skin. the tree bearing this fruit. Historical Examples Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott noun an abnormal darkening of the […]