any of several diseases of plants caused by rusts and characterized by black discoloration resulting from the fungal teliospores.
a stage in any of several diseases of cereals and grasses caused by rust fungi in which black masses of spores appear on the stems or leaves
a shrubby Californian plant, Salvia mellifera, of the mint family, having an interrupted spike of lavender-blue or white flowers.
a tropical American tree, Diospyros digyna, related to the persimmon, having sweet, edible, green fruit that turns black when ripe. the fruit of this tree.
noun (formerly, in South Africa) an organization of women opposed to apartheid Historical Examples Bentley’s Miscellany, Volume II Various Frances Kane’s Fortune L. T. Meade By the Light of the Soul Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Esther’s Charge Evelyn Everett-Green By the Light of the Soul Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper […]
a scoter of Eurasia and North America, Melanitta nigra, the adult male of which is black.